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Adding a name field to the Upstream Proxy Servers list

Technotame Jul 19, 2018 03:56AM UTC

Apologies if this is a duplicate, I haven't found a similar request.

I'd like to request a feature which adds a user-configurable name or title field to each entry under Upstream Proxy Servers. I work at a place with a large number of proxies and bastion hosts, and frequently need to switch between them in Burp. The majority are localhost:xxxx, which makes it difficult to remember which port number corresponds to which proxy. A name field describing each proxy would solve this nicely.

Thanks.


Paul Johnston Jul 19, 2018 08:02AM UTC Support Center agent

Thanks for the suggestion. It’s not a duplicate, although it is quite a niche requirement. We may add this in future, but in the meantime I can suggest a workaround:

In Project options > Connections > Hostname resolution, you can add an entry for a memorable name and use 127.0.0.1 as the IP address. In the upstream proxy configuration you can use this memorable name as the hostname, instead of localhost.


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