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

From: Bill Wichers <>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 22:48:09 -0400 (EDT)

MSIE ***DOES*** support autoconfig, it just has problems with the
"advanced" functions/calls (keep the pac very simple with only if's and
the `return "proxy:port"`). I have a good deal of dialup users working
this way (MS's IE config app makes dialups easier for us, all our internal
machines run Netscape).

MSIE and Netscape will both work with the same simple proxy.pac.


On Thu, 7 May 1998, Michael Ferioli wrote:

> At 10:54 PM 5/7/98 +1000, Dancer wrote:
> >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.
> True.... but I have to assume that at least some of my users are using
> IE or some other browser that does not support autoconfig. I can't
> leave them out in the dust or the phone will start ringing. No, I
> need a solution that will exactly mimic the behavior of Netscape
> Proxy.
> I'm actually quite surprised that I am the first one to ask for this.
> Mike
> ____________________________________________________________________
> Michael Ferioli
> Comnet A.S.
Received on Thu May 07 1998 - 19:52:16 MDT

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