[clug] Dealing with HTTP proxies on random networks

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Wed May 25 23:52:04 GMT 2005

If you can write a proxy.pac script that does what you want, you  
point your browser at it using the URL:


On 2005 May 26 at 9:45 AM, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On 25 May 2005, at 18:17, Michael Still wrote:
>> My laptop roams between three networks regularly. One has tranparent
>> HTTP proxying, one has no proxying, and one has an environment  
>> where you
>> _have_ to use their HTTP proxy.
> Any chance of getting the networks to publish a proxy script using  
> They need a host on the default domain called "wpad", which serves  
> a file /wpad.dat. This wpad.dat is a JavaScript proxy configuration  
> file. Then your browser can "autodetect" the proxies by looking for  
> http://wpad/wpad.dat.
> Works fine for us at the APF.
> Alex
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