Re: PAC: IExplorer ?

From: Carl Ansley <>
Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 11:32:30 +1200 (NZST)

On Thu, 8 May 1997, Mike Pelletier wrote:

> On Wed, 7 May 1997, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> >
> > The latest version - 3.02 - has some form of autoconfig. It appears to
> > take Netscape config files OK, but lies in the GUI about what the settings
> > its using are! If I remember rightly it was in the advanced settings.
> You're right -- it's in "Advanced", on a button in the lower left corner
> of that panel.

Not exactly intuitive is it, should be with the rest of the proxy

> The help on Microsoft's web site lies too. It says you need to set up
> both the manual and automatic proxies, but if you have the Automatic
> config URL set to a valid location, you can uncheck the "connect through a
> proxy server" checkbox in the Connections panel and leave all the manual
> items blank.
> It's rather obtuse, but I guess Microsoft didn't want to trumpet the fact
> that they're using "*Netscape* Automatic Proxy Config" files

I think i may have found a bug in IE's support for Netscape PAC files. In
our setup, we have a backup proxy which we want our customers browsers to
attempt to use before going direct. With netscape this works fine, but
with IE if the primary proxy fails, IE goes direct and ignores the backup
proxy. Has anyone else experienced this?


Carl Ansley (          Phone: +64 3 3664242
Cave Rock Software / Cave Rock Internet      Fax: +64 3 3665478
Unit 5b 242 Ferry Road, PO Box 22488, Christchurch, New Zealand
Received on Thu May 08 1997 - 16:37:23 MDT

This archive was generated by hypermail pre-2.1.9 : Tue Dec 09 2003 - 16:35:09 MST