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Re: Proxy server policy [was Re: gated]

On Sun, 7 Dec 1997, Adrian Bridgett wrote:

> This is one area where Windows has got a far better solution that Unix. I'm
> sure it's for technical regions, but I have at least ten different areas in
> which I set proxy servers and I'm fed up with it. 
> We should have a standard place for these things - say:
> /etc/proxies
> ------------
> http="http://www.proxy.company.com:80";
> ftp="ftp://ftpproxy.firewall.com";
> How about making this policy. I realise that most upstream packages will be
> harder to convert, but someone has to make a start. At least all debian
> originated packages can be made to use this. 

If you are going to do this then someone is going to have to decide on a
format for that file. There are many different kinds of proxies out there


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