Connecting through a proxy

The client can work behind a proxy, which is a common situation in large enterprises. The client will read the standard variables “http_proxy” or "https_proxy" in order to detect such configuration automatically.

The configuration however can also be done through these system properties (or specific controls):<host> -Dhttp.proxy.port=<port> -Dhttp.proxy.user=<username> -Dhttp.proxy.pass=<password>

Both “host” and “port” properties need to be defined in order for the proxy to be used. When that happens, the client will echo to you that a proxy is being used while he tries to authorize itself, in a format similar to this one:

$ java -Dhttp.proxy.port=3128 -jar
~/apps/meterian-cli.jar -

Meterian Client v0.4.6
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Authorizing the client...
Using http proxy:

Furthermore, when you launch the client with the “--help” parameter it will also test the connectivity to the servers, as in this example:

$ java -jar ~/apps/meterian-cli.jar --help

Meterian Client v1.2.6, build 09ce5de-283
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 --help Displays this help end exits(0)

Using http proxy
Using authentication for proxy username:***

Meterian servers are reachable from this system

You also have a couple of fine grained controls over your http stack, which we honestly think will be rarely used but we list here as a matter of completeness, with their default:


The timeout in milliseconds to estabilish a connection over http/https


The timeout in milliseconds before declaring a connection over http/https dead.

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