Re: [squid-users] Auto-configuration file hosted by squid

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 16:05:47 +1300

Jan Welker wrote:
> Hi,
> We do have three types of client proxy configurations at our company:
> 1. Direct proxy:
> 2. Auto-configuration file:
> 3. Auto detect
> Clients use ether one of the configuration. The client configuration
> can not be changed since we do have a lot of clients.
> I redesigned the proxy server since the old one could not handle the
> load anymore. The new server runs Squid. Configuration 1 and 3 work
> like a charm an I am very happy with it.
> My Question for you is:
> Is Squid capable of hosting the auto-configuration file? Or is there a
> workaround for that?

Not without some tricky config which get purged during any re-installs
or upgrades. It's recommended to run some very lightweight web server
(lighthttpd etc) to provide the PAC file and setup a mini-accelerator
config inside squid to use it.


Please be using
   Current Stable Squid 2.7.STABLE5 or 3.0.STABLE10
   Current Beta Squid
Received on Fri Nov 07 2008 - 03:06:00 MST

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