Netscape 2.x, proxy autoconfig and HTTP/1.1

From: Tom Minchin <>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 08:32:11 +1000 (EST)

        This isn't strictly Squid business, but recently we 'upgraded' our
client webserver from NS Enterprise 2.0 to 3.5.1. This web server also
houses their proxy auto config file for their 800 desktop PCs. Has anyone
found problems with Netscape 2.0 - on a Mac - and having an HTTP/1.1 server
handing out auto config files? The clients flounder around and claim to be
unable to see the proxy servers defined in the config (it's a real basic
one too).
        The only fixes are to set manual proxies or upgrade to NS 4.0 (their
macs only have 16meg of RAM so it's not a real win-win situation).
        If it was a real server like Apache, I could just modify the response
for the broken clients, but I don't seem to be able to.
Received on Thu Apr 23 1998 - 15:34:38 MDT

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