Configuration Files

Using configuration files to specify proxy settings is a robust method for managing and maintaining consistent proxy configurations across various environments. This approach is particularly advantageous for applications with extensive configuration options, allowing you to centralize proxy settings and apply them uniformly.

Java Applications

In Java, proxy settings can be specified in a properties file, which is then loaded by the application. This method ensures that proxy configurations are consistently applied across different environments and deployments.

Example Configuration in a Properties File:

Loading Properties in Java Code:

import java.util.Properties;

public class ProxyConfig {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Properties properties = new Properties();
        try {
            FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream("");
            System.setProperty("http.proxyHost", properties.getProperty("http.proxyHost"));
            System.setProperty("http.proxyPort", properties.getProperty("http.proxyPort"));
            System.setProperty("https.proxyHost", properties.getProperty("https.proxyHost"));
            System.setProperty("https.proxyPort", properties.getProperty("https.proxyPort"));
        } catch (IOException e) {

Python Applications

In Python, you can use configuration files to set proxy settings, which can be read and applied in your application. This method provides flexibility and ease of management.

Example Configuration in a JSON File:

    "http_proxy": "",
    "https_proxy": ""

Loading Configuration in Python Code:

import json
import requests

# Load proxy configuration from file
with open('config.json') as config_file:
    config = json.load(config_file)

proxies = {
    "http": config['http_proxy'],
    "https": config['https_proxy']

response = requests.get('', proxies=proxies)

Node.js Applications

In Node.js, you can use a configuration file to set proxy settings and apply them within your application.

Example Configuration in a JSON File:

    "http_proxy": "",
    "https_proxy": ""

Loading Configuration in Node.js Code:

const fs = require('fs');

// Load proxy configuration from file
const config = JSON.parse(fs.readFileSync('config.json', 'utf8'));

const http = require('http');
const https = require('https');
const { HttpsProxyAgent } = require('https-proxy-agent');

const agent = new HttpsProxyAgent(config.https_proxy);

https.get('', { agent }, (res) => {
    console.log(`STATUS: ${res.statusCode}`);
    res.on('data', (chunk) => {
        console.log(`BODY: ${chunk}`);
}).on('error', (e) => {
    console.error(`Error: ${e.message}`);

Ruby Applications

Ruby applications can also utilize configuration files to manage proxy settings, allowing for consistent configurations across different environments.

Example Configuration in a YAML File:


Loading Configuration in Ruby Code:

require 'yaml'
require 'net/http'

# Load proxy configuration from file
config = YAML.load_file('config.yml')

uri = URI('')

Net::HTTP.start(, uri.port,
  :proxy_address => URI(config['http_proxy']).host,
  :proxy_port => URI(config['http_proxy']).port) do |http|
  request = uri
  response = http.request request
  puts response.body

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