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We have a hybrid Linux - Windows intranet in our Plant. We use a Linux Enterprise server for a few things. One of those things is a Proxy server - squid conf...
It works great and we have no issue accessing internet. What I am looking for is an easier way to allow proxy bypass on the local intranet.
At the moment, for our local Plant to access a remote web location (another state but inside our intranet... T1), we use proxy bypass on the end user PC - so those particular domain address like whatever.com or whatever.anywhere.com are typed into the end user PC browser settings. When we had few users, this was easy.
We have many users now, and many more remote locations, so this way of doing it is cumbersome.
I am sure there is a code or way to configure bypass directly in the squid file but I am not generally savvy on how to do it. I am a fan of using squid for proxy, but I don't have higher level formal training in Linux, I can write enough in the conf file to block 'bad' sites and do other things to cause trouble. So I would appreciate any help on how I might do this
how can you configure a proxy to NOT be used if that configuration is IN the proxy itself? That doesn't make sense.
proxy.pac files are GOOD. your solution sounds perfectly suitable already. You just need a better way to deploy it. firstly, you can put a proxy.pac / wpad.dat file on a web server, and have the browser pull it from a central location, and secondly you can use DNS or DHCP methods to automatically have the browser fine the location of the file to go get. http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/ProxyAutoConfig