Re: Bug#509063: ITP: libproxy -- automatic proxy configuration management library
On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 12:51:34PM +0100, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Bjørn Mork <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Florian Weimer <email@example.com> writes:
> > I would very much like this library to become the *only* WPAD
> > implementation anywhere. Hopefully eventually with some ability to
> > define local policies, where the default Debian policy could be very
> > strict. E.g. "Never trust DNS for WPAD", or "Never use WPAD at all".
> I tend to agree, we have not forbidden root to do rm -arf .
> It is the same, it is a policy problem. With current libproxy, could root
> forbid the use of WPAD, even if user ask it?
Dan Winship, one of the libproxy authors, replied:
| - The fact that it's broken doesn't change the fact that lots of
| sites use it
| - It's already implemented by other programs in the distro anyway
| (notably Firefox)
| - Its use in libproxy can be disabled system-wide by the
|I think in current libproxy WPAD is enabled by default though. We should
|make sure that's changed.