Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#2886 new Feature request

Use of PAC Files for Proxy Configuration

Reported by: menzer Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: menzer, Tim Kosse, nfunk
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To determine which Proxy should be used, browsers use Proxy Autoconfiguration Files. If Filezilla could use these Files too, manual configuration would become unnessecary in enterprise environments.

Information about PAC Files can be found on this link:

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rfc3040.txt (61.8 KB ) - added by menzer 16 years ago.
RFC 3040

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Change History (4)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 16 years ago

Is there a formal description about this file format issued by a standards orginization? e.g. ietf, iso, w3c and such.

Without formal specs I cannot implement a third-party file format.

by menzer, 16 years ago

Attachment: rfc3040.txt added

RFC 3040

comment:2 by menzer, 16 years ago

PAC Files are mentioned in RFC3040 (Point 6.2 on Page 17) and referred to "Navigator Proxy Auto-Config File Format", which is another URL, but the same Document specified above.

WPAD (Web Proxy Auto Discovery Protocol) and PAC are commonly used in Enterprise Networks and are supported by IE, Firefox and Safari and propably some other Browsers as well.

File Added: rfc3040.txt

comment:3 by nfunk, 15 years ago

Instead of writing it from scratch how about fully supporting querying the OS information?

I would really appreciate if the update filezilla on the help menu would fully work behind my corporate firewall.

further info here:

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