[ubuntu-uk] Network proxies and PAC files

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Wed May 1 15:15:15 UTC 2013

On 1 May 2013 16:06, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm having a problem with Ubuntu in work when I try to use a PAC file to
> configure the proxy. The result is that the http_proxy variable is not set,
> and everything tries to connect directly. Does anyone have any idea how I
> could try to debug this?
> By the way, the same file works perfectly for all the windows machines, so
> I doubt it's a syntax error but it is a possibility.
> I downloaded the source for libproxy, but I can't easily see where to
> start - my C++ is very limited, I'm a Java programmer.
It's been a while since I've needed one but Firefox used to honour
HTTP_PROXY when set as an environment variable so you could just set it in
your .profile. I think Chrome might not and a quick search seems to confirm

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