[ubuntu-uk] Network proxies and PAC files
sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Wed May 1 16:31:37 UTC 2013
On 1 May 2013 17:10, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 1, 2013 4:16 PM, "Simon Greenwood" <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 1 May 2013 16:06, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com>
> >> 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
> > s/
> > --
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> > "TBA are particularly glib"
> Thanks for the suggestion, Simon. I have internet access working by
> manually setting the proxy. However, the PAC file is about 50 lines long
> with exceptions including various subnets. I haven't been able to use
> no_proxy with CIDRs, so I'd prefer to get the PAC working if possible,
> especially since there are 40+ other Ubuntu users in the same office and it
> would be nice if we could have the same experience as the few remaining
> windows users!
> Any other ideas?
Hmm, the obvious one for that many users is to put a proxy server on your
local network and migrate the PAC settings to that so that the Ubuntu users
can use that.
"TBA are particularly glib"
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