Re: Squid as Web SERVER (for .pac files)?

From: tom minchin <>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 20:31:01 +1000

On Thu, May 07, 1998 at 12:53:03PM +0300, Michael Ferioli wrote:
> Ok, my users are all using Netscape Proxy Server at the
> moment. I want to move them all to Squid, but I DO NOT
> want to have them reconfigure their browser. Now,
> unfortunately, I took Netscape's recommendation and
> put the pac file port the same as the proxy.
> In other words, the autoconfig is on
> and the proxies themselves are ALSO on :8080. This
> presents a problem for squid.
> Why can't Squid deliver a .pac file? Why do I need to use
> some other web server? Because of this, I have no
> way of migrating my users seemlessly.
Well, Squid is a proxy server not a web server. Some alternatives are
to keep a Netscape proxy around or an Apache web/proxy server.

I thought you could perhaps redirect /proxy.pac to http://www/proxy.pac,
but Squid can't seem redirect it as it catches as an invalid URL. You
could always hack the error code for the invalid URL so it pipes a proxy.pac
file at them...
Received on Thu May 07 1998 - 03:33:41 MDT

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