I'm writing some proxy-related software and I want to test it using Firefox on Linux (Ubuntu).
My proxy is running at
localhost:8080 and I've pointed Firefox at it. It works fine for external websites, but when I attempt to access my test application at
localhost:8090, I notice the proxy is bypassed.
In the Connection Settings dialog, there is a "No Proxy for" section, but it's empty already.
How can I force Firefox to push all traffic through my proxy?
I've seen similar questions that suggest adding a synonym for localhost (say
local) in my
/etc/hosts file. This works at the Firefox end, but it's a difficult solution because my proxy (and several related services) are running inside Docker and it's proving painful to dynamically get my hosts IP address to add a similar
local definition inside my proxy container.