[Haskell-cafe] ANN: HTTPbis / HTTP-4000.x package available
duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jan 18 09:42:10 EST 2009
On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 20:34 -1000, Tim Newsham wrote:
> > Speaking of proxies, I've been looking into how to find the right proxy
> > to use on Windows systems. Turns out that to do it properly you need a
> Uhh.. What!? That's not right.
I think you mean it should not be right! :-) Of course it's possible to
specify a list of proxies in Windows and that info is kept in the
registry. It's also common in corporate networks to use proxy
auto-configuration. The client gets told the URL of the these (.pac)
files and the client downloads it to work out what proxy to use. You'll
notice a space to specify an auto-configuration URL (.pac file) in the
proxy setting dialog of any web browser.
of the standard library.
WinHTTP library uses the Windows scripting host service. The open source
Apparently we have Netscape to thank for this mess.
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