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Re: Changing clients to automatically find their proxy?

On Wed, 02 Jul 2008, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

[Herman Robak]
If MSIE5 fails to work, it may serve the local admin an opportunity
to suggest an upgrade.

I do not plan to add a IE5 compatibility link in Skolelinux for this
setup.  IE5 is seriously broken in many areas, and adding workarounds
to cope with them seem like a maintainence hell to me.

What i don't understand is the effort of doing the proxy settings per
application. why not just use a transparent proxy? squid has very good
support for it, and for ftp there are debian packages like 'frox' which
are able to provide an transparent ftp proxy with a squid backend.

And squid is able to enforce some policy to get rid of old browsers ..
and other stuff.

Florian Reitmeir

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