Disclaimer: I can't test ATM which is why I'm asking. My OS is Debian Lenny.
I'm behind the intranet sometimes and have to configure proxy settings manually for a whole slew of applications. I've actually seen some dialog/option with 'Gnome Proxy Settings' and some applications let you specify this. I'm wondering if changing those would globally reroute any requests on * ports to a specified proxy?
And would those include ports accessed through things such as php/python which I believe use C internally to open sockets?