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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 <bmork@dod.no> wrote:
> > Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> 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
|      administrator
|I think in current libproxy WPAD is enabled by default though. We should
|make sure that's changed.


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