Re: Global proxy autoconfig script?

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 23:52:40 +0200

Why not simply use a script that builds a proxy name based on the
network address, and use DNS to configure what server each network uses.
(simple, and no processing done anywhere, and no redundant configuration
file since the DNS has to be updated anyway when adding/removing a

That is to always use proxy names like, regardless if
there actually is a proxy for/in net 27. Then use DNS to configure which
server each net uses. (proxy-27 can be a CNAME for the server that
should be used by this network).

Ofcourse use of fallback to main server as usual, if the desired proxy
is unavailable (down).

Henrik Nordström
Michael Pelletier wrote:
> This will cause any user in the "198.95.27" network to use the Squid proxy
> on, with a fallback to the main proxy server, and everyone
> else will use the main proxy.
> This is how I'm planning to implement multiple proxies here.  Anyone
> familiar enough with JavaScript who could suggest a way to munge the
> network number into a proxy name to avoid a large sequence of if
> statements, or know how to implement a "case" statement in JavaScript?
> Of course, the cgi approach might be better, since the processing onus is
> no longer on the client.
>         -Mike Pelletier.
Received on Thu Sep 11 1997 - 23:28:04 MDT

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