QNetworkProxyQuery

The QNetworkProxyQuery class is used to query the proxy settings for a socket. More

Inheritance diagram of PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery

Synopsis

Functions

Detailed Description

QNetworkProxyQuery holds the details of a socket being created or request being made. It is used by QNetworkProxy and QNetworkProxyFactory to allow applications to have a more fine-grained control over which proxy servers are used, depending on the details of the query. This allows an application to apply different settings, according to the protocol or destination hostname, for instance.

QNetworkProxyQuery supports the following criteria for selecting the proxy:

  • the type of query

  • the local port number to use

  • the destination host name

  • the destination port number

  • the protocol name, such as “http” or “ftp”

  • the URL being requested

The destination host name is the host in the connection in the case of outgoing connection sockets. It is the hostName parameter passed to connectToHost() or the host component of a URL requested with QNetworkRequest .

The destination port number is the requested port to connect to in the case of outgoing sockets, while the local port number is the port the socket wishes to use locally before attempting the external connection. In most cases, the local port number is used by listening sockets only ( QTcpSocket ) or by datagram sockets ( QUdpSocket ).

The protocol name is an arbitrary string that indicates the type of connection being attempted. For example, it can match the scheme of a URL, like “http”, “https” and “ftp”. In most cases, the proxy selection will not change depending on the protocol, but this information is provided in case a better choice can be made, like choosing an caching HTTP proxy for HTTP-based connections, but a more powerful SOCKSv5 proxy for all others.

The network configuration specifies which configuration to use, when bearer management is used. For example on a mobile phone the proxy settings are likely to be different for the cellular network vs WLAN.

Some of the criteria may not make sense in all of the types of query. The following table lists the criteria that are most commonly used, according to the type of query.

Query type

Description

TcpSocket

Normal sockets requesting a connection to a remote server, like QTcpSocket . The peer hostname and peer port match the values passed to connectToHost() . The local port is usually -1, indicating the socket has no preference in which port should be used. The URL component is not used.

UdpSocket

Datagram-based sockets, which can both send and receive. The local port, remote host or remote port fields can all be used or be left unused, depending on the characteristics of the socket. The URL component is not used.

SctpSocket

Message-oriented sockets requesting a connection to a remote server. The peer hostname and peer port match the values passed to connectToHost() . The local port is usually -1, indicating the socket has no preference in which port should be used. The URL component is not used.

TcpServer

Passive server sockets that listen on a port and await incoming connections from the network. Normally, only the local port is used, but the remote address could be used in specific circumstances, for example to indicate which remote host a connection is expected from. The URL component is not used.

UrlRequest

A more high-level request, such as those coming from QNetworkAccessManager . These requests will inevitably use an outgoing TCP socket, but the this query type is provided to indicate that more detailed information is present in the URL component. For ease of implementation, the URL’s host and port are set as the destination address.

SctpServer

Passive server sockets that listen on an SCTP port and await incoming connections from the network. Normally, only the local port is used, but the remote address could be used in specific circumstances, for example to indicate which remote host a connection is expected from. The URL component is not used.

It should be noted that any of the criteria may be missing or unknown (an empty QString for the hostname or protocol name, -1 for the port numbers). If that happens, the functions executing the query should make their best guess or apply some implementation-defined default values.

class QNetworkProxyQuery

QNetworkProxyQuery(networkConfiguration, hostname, port[, protocolTag=””[, queryType=TcpSocket]])

Note

This constructor is deprecated.

QNetworkProxyQuery(networkConfiguration, requestUrl[, queryType=UrlRequest])

Note

This constructor is deprecated.

QNetworkProxyQuery(networkConfiguration, bindPort[, protocolTag=””[, queryType=TcpServer]])

Note

This constructor is deprecated.

QNetworkProxyQuery(other)

QNetworkProxyQuery(hostname, port[, protocolTag=””[, queryType=TcpSocket]])

QNetworkProxyQuery(requestUrl[, queryType=UrlRequest])

QNetworkProxyQuery(bindPort[, protocolTag=””[, queryType=TcpServer]])

param queryType

QueryType

param hostname

unicode

param bindPort

quint16

param port

int

param requestUrl

QUrl

param other

QNetworkProxyQuery

param networkConfiguration

QNetworkConfiguration

param protocolTag

unicode

Constructs a default QNetworkProxyQuery object. By default, the query type will be TcpSocket .

Constructs a QNetworkProxyQuery of type queryType and sets the protocol tag to be protocolTag . This constructor is suitable for TcpSocket queries, because it sets the peer hostname to hostname and the peer’s port number to port . The specified networkConfiguration parameter is ignored.

Constructs a QNetworkProxyQuery object that is a copy of other .

Constructs a QNetworkProxyQuery with the URL requestUrl and sets the query type to queryType .

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.QueryType

Describes the type of one QNetworkProxyQuery query.

Constant

Description

QNetworkProxyQuery.TcpSocket

a normal, outgoing TCP socket

QNetworkProxyQuery.UdpSocket

a datagram-based UDP socket, which could send to multiple destinations

QNetworkProxyQuery.SctpSocket

a message-oriented, outgoing SCTP socket

QNetworkProxyQuery.TcpServer

a TCP server that listens for incoming connections from the network

QNetworkProxyQuery.UrlRequest

a more complex request which involves loading of a URL

QNetworkProxyQuery.SctpServer

an SCTP server that listens for incoming connections from the network

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.localPort()
Return type

int

Returns the port number of the socket that will accept incoming packets from remote servers or -1 if the port is not known.

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.networkConfiguration()
Return type

QNetworkConfiguration

Note

This function is deprecated.

Returns QNetworkConfiguration().

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.__ne__(other)
Parameters

otherQNetworkProxyQuery

Return type

bool

Returns true if this QNetworkProxyQuery object does not contain the same data as other .

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.__eq__(other)
Parameters

otherQNetworkProxyQuery

Return type

bool

Returns true if this QNetworkProxyQuery object contains the same data as other .

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.peerHostName()
Return type

unicode

Returns the host name or IP address being of the outgoing connection being requested, or an empty string if the remote hostname is not known.

If the query type is UrlRequest , this function returns the host component of the URL being requested.

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.peerPort()
Return type

int

Returns the port number for the outgoing request or -1 if the port number is not known.

If the query type is UrlRequest , this function returns the port number of the URL being requested. In general, frameworks will fill in the port number from their default values.

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.protocolTag()
Return type

unicode

Returns the protocol tag for this QNetworkProxyQuery object, or an empty QString in case the protocol tag is unknown.

In the case of queries of type UrlRequest , this function returns the value of the scheme component of the URL.

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.queryType()
Return type

QueryType

Returns the query type.

See also

setQueryType()

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.setLocalPort(port)
Parameters

portint

Sets the port number that the socket wishes to use locally to accept incoming packets from remote servers to port . The local port is most often used with the TcpServer and UdpSocket query types.

Valid values are 0 to 65535 (with 0 indicating that any port number will be acceptable) or -1, which means the local port number is unknown or not applicable.

In some circumstances, for special protocols, it’s the local port number can also be used with a query of type TcpSocket . When that happens, the socket is indicating it wishes to use the port number port when connecting to a remote host.

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.setNetworkConfiguration(networkConfiguration)
Parameters

networkConfigurationQNetworkConfiguration

Note

This function is deprecated.

This function does nothing. The specified networkConfiguration parameter is ignored.

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.setPeerHostName(hostname)
Parameters

hostname – unicode

Sets the hostname of the outgoing connection being requested to hostname . An empty hostname can be used to indicate that the remote host is unknown.

The peer host name can also be used to indicate the expected source address of an incoming connection in the case of UdpSocket or TcpServer query types.

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.setPeerPort(port)
Parameters

portint

Sets the requested port number for the outgoing connection to be port . Valid values are 1 to 65535, or -1 to indicate that the remote port number is unknown.

The peer port number can also be used to indicate the expected port number of an incoming connection in the case of UdpSocket or TcpServer query types.

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.setProtocolTag(protocolTag)
Parameters

protocolTag – unicode

Sets the protocol tag for this QNetworkProxyQuery object to be protocolTag .

The protocol tag is an arbitrary string that indicates which protocol is being talked over the socket, such as “http”, “xmpp”, “telnet”, etc. The protocol tag is used by the backend to return a request that is more specific to the protocol in question: for example, a HTTP connection could be use a caching HTTP proxy server, while all other connections use a more powerful SOCKSv5 proxy server.

See also

protocolTag()

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.setQueryType(type)
Parameters

typeQueryType

Sets the query type of this object to be type .

See also

queryType()

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.setUrl(url)
Parameters

urlQUrl

Sets the URL component of this QNetworkProxyQuery object to be url . Setting the URL will also set the protocol tag, the remote host name and port number. This is done so as to facilitate the implementation of the code that determines the proxy server to be used.

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.swap(other)
Parameters

otherQNetworkProxyQuery

Swaps this network proxy query instance with other . This function is very fast and never fails.

PySide2.QtNetwork.QNetworkProxyQuery.url()
Return type

QUrl

Returns the URL component of this QNetworkProxyQuery object in case of a query of type UrlRequest .

See also

setUrl()