Re: Problem with IE4 and ftp through squid...

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Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 10:48:29 +0100

OK... I have looked at Netscape's page with instructions for pac-scripts
and cannot find anything regarding identifying the browser (probably
because it's Netscape's page! :-) ).

Because of the problem I would like to tell the script to connect ie4
directly (but not Netscape of course!) when using ftp but because I use
DHCP I cannot use myIpAddress even if I know which clients that runs
IE4, any suggestions anyone? Or do I need two separate scripts, one for
each client (sigh...)?

I am SOOO TIRED of Microsoft.... :-)



> We had the same problem here a few months ago.....
> it is of course a MSIE problem. After installing a specific patch from
> MS$ the problem was gone.
> Caveat: the patch was not available for download, so we had to call ms
> and give them the references from their own knowledge base Article
ID: Q187770
> looked it up again.......
> Guess what : it is still (a few months old now) not "regression
tested" ...and
> should be applied to ie 4 + sp1. So all current IE installations
cannot use a
> javascript *.pac file
> for FTP unless the call MS ? To my experience, a reaction of MS minded
> Managers
> is to say "now you see, javascript is bull-shit, let's implement the
> vbscript
> central configuration files" ...... and even better..... "but I still
think you
> cannot rely
> on squid, we should also install a ms proxy server". So far the latter
has not
> happened
> here. :-)
> To my experience, a patch takes only hours with squid to appear, with
MS quite a
> lot
> longer
> Cheers
> Paul
> wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> > I have found myself in an BDA-state (=BrainDeadAdmin :-) ), I am
> > confused!
> >
> > I have squid 2.1-PATCH2 with the memory-leak patch up and running
> > doing well... I have set up a proxy.pac file for automatic config
> > that works well too...
> >
> > So what's the problem? Well, the statement above is true if I use
> > Netscape to access the proxy. It is also true if I access the proxy
> > using IE4 and using http. However, if I use the proxy.pac file and
> > ftp IE4 says something like "overlaping I/O action in progress"
> > is translated by me from Swedish, the original text is "Överlappande
> > I/O-åtgärd pågår" if anyone understands it) and then it takes a dive
> > into the bitbucket. The same thing happens if I access the proxy
> > directly and do not use the pac-file. Direct access to the same
> > ftp-site works fine. If I put a line in the pac-file about accessing
> > ftp directly and not through the proxy it all works but I do no want
> > that! I have not put anything special in squid.conf regarding ftp.
> >
> > Has anyone seen anything like it? Does anyone understand the
> > error-message I get? For me it is as cryptic as any error message
> > Microsoft :-). Any ideas how to solve this?
> >
> > TIA!
> >
> > /Per Berger
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