Squid, Netscape Parent and proxy.pac

From: <sbevans@dont-contact.us>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 21:41:15 +0200

We have just setup a squid server with our Cisco router pointing all port 80 and
8080 to squid. Squid redirects these requests to a Netscape proxy server on port
8080. Everything works fine and we are very impressed with the Squid software.
But, our users have have a AutoProxy setting (in netscape clients) pointing to
the Netscape proxy server (visitor from other countries may point to a different
server) on port 8080, and every time they start the netscape client they get the
error -

the automatic configuration file is not of the correct type:
Expected MIME type of application/x-javascript-config or
Use the configuration from the previos session instead?
Then you have to click Cancel or OK.

It does not matter if they click Cancel or OK as the requests are redirected via
the Cisco to Squid.

We dont want to change the netscape clients as it does not help for traveling
users (and there's 2500 of them ), is there a mime.types file for Squid that
need to be configured or is there some thing else to configure to stop this
error ?


Received on Thu Apr 15 1999 - 13:30:43 MDT

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