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

From: Dancer <>
Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 22:54:02 +1000

If you are giving them a proxy config via a PAC file, there's no reason
to put squid on that port. Put it in another. Put it on another machine.
Put it anywhere. The PAC file tells them where to go.

You don't really need to run a whole web-server to deliver it. I use a
shell-script through inetd.


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.
> Anyone have any bright ideas?
> Mike
> ____________________________________________________________________
> Michael Ferioli
> Comnet A.S.

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