Re: ip-filter for Solaris? and other proxy stuff

From: Jason Haar <>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 13:11:58 +1300

On Wed, Oct 27, 1999 at 04:24:34PM -0600, Franklin R. Jones wrote:
> Additionly anyone know of an easy way to auto-configure IE in a
> similar way to Netscape's "Content-type: application/x-ns-proxy-autoconfig"?

This has supposedly been supported since IE4 - but from experience I'm
willing to say it only started working correctly with IE5.

If you can configure a DNS alias of "wpad.[your-domain]" pointing to the Web
server on which you keep your proxy.pac

e.g. [in our case]

Then the "Automatic Proxy Configuration" option doesn't even need to be
manually configured - IE5 does a DNS lookup for "wpad" and grabs the
proxy.pac it finds!

This is truly cool for the likes of me - my home PC has Web access via work
(with Squid) and via my ISP (no proxy) - setting "Automatic Proxy
Configuration" allows my browser to work no matter what dialin settings are
in place :-)

Hard to say, but now M$ are a step ahead of Netscape on this front...

Jason Haar
Unix/Network Specialist, Trimble NZ
Phone: +64 3 3391 377 Fax: +64 3 3391 417
Received on Wed Oct 27 1999 - 20:06:56 MDT

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