How can I configure my linux system to point any .parity address to my parity web application running on localhost port 8080?

parity browser screenshot

For the best experience it is recommended to use subdomains-based routing.

Instead of: http://localhost:8080/home/ in your address bar you would see: http://home.parity/

To configure the routing add the following link to your proxy configuration URL:


Which contains:

function FindProxyForURL(url, host) {
    if (shExpMatch(host, "*.parity"))
        return "PROXY localhost:8080";

    return "DIRECT";

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Parity is using https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_auto-config (the file you pasted).

You have two options:

  1. Configure your system to use that proxy auto-configuration file (you will be able to use home.parity on all browsers, there are tutorial links provided when you click yellow warning sign.

  2. Configure your browser to use the proxy. For Chrome you can just install Parity Chrome Extension (or any other proxy extension) . For Firefox you can use FoxyProxy for instance.

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