Re: no proxy for

From: Malcolm B.J. Garbutt <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 16:24:43 +1000 (EST)

On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, Kip DeGraaf wrote:

> At 03:16 PM 6/13/97 +1000, Malcolm B.J. Garbutt wrote:
> >On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, David Richards wrote:
> >
> >> Yes there is!! There is heaps of ways to do it. You can use the
> >> cache_stoplist or the cache_stoplist_pattern tags. But, the easiest way
> >> to do this task for your purpose is to set the local_domain tag to your
> >> local domain.
> >>
> >I have read this many times and what it really says from the conf file is
> >that if you specify domain or local ip then it will fetch from them
> >direct and not from a parent or sibling, note the "FETCH", ,,,squid will
> >fetch direct, not the browser :-)
> This is not the job of Squid to be deciding if your browser should go get
> it direct. After all, your browser has already contacted the Squid cache
> to ask about the object. Squid naturally serves it up one way or the other.
Certainly, but I was hoping it could be set to not cache it.

> I believe what you are looking for is the Netscape Automatic Proxy
> Configuration feature in their browsers (Microsoft Internet Explorer
> supports this now also I believe.) You can see how Netscape describes it
> at
> Basically you can set this file up to tell your browser before it even
> thinks of talking to a Squid cache to skip it and go directly to web sites
> that are local to your machine.
I understand this, but I was wondering if it has been thought of in the
future implimentations, I can see it as a great benefit for the squid to
do it for those people who find it to hard or too lazy to enter the no
proxy for option, mind you the .pac files are fine for netscape, but then
you need a different one for msie and another for mozilla, and the list
goes on.....


Malcolm Garbutt
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