Re: Global proxy autoconfig script?

From: Peter Matthews <>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 10:54:41 +0930 (CST)

I've been watching the thread pertaining to the "Global proxy autoconfig
script" develop. The following scenario should work nicely:

- user configures their browser to use http://www/proxy as their
  proxy autoconfig script.

- the NAS the user dials into automagically assigns them a DNS server to use

- aforementioned DNS server has a resolv.conf file configured to append
  the local domain or subdomain to "www".

- on any given web server, /proxy may be a scriptalias directory
  containing a cgi script, or a simple proxy.pac file. In either case,
  it's name would need to be configured as a directory index so it is
  served by default with the aforementioned URL.

- so, the user gets a different proxy auto-config with the same URL
  depending on which provider, point of presence, etc they dial into.


 Peter Matthews - Network Manager -
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Received on Wed Sep 10 1997 - 18:27:12 MDT

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