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Re: Routing port 80 and 443 packets to a proxy server

Here's a link to Netscape's documentation on what you can do in
the autoproxy configuration file:
Internet Explorer also has a feature to automatically use an
autoproxy configuration file at a certain URL.  I haven't been
able to quickly locate a link to their documentation, however.
I have one clarification: the automatic proxy configuration files
are written in Javascript, not Java.
	- deej
Daniel (DJ) Gregor
OSU Network Security Group
On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:48:51PM -0600, Samantha Fetter wrote:
> Another way is if you want traffic to go to the proxy server BEFORE going
> to your OpenBSD/pf box,  you can create a proxy automatic configuration
> file for use in the browser (.pac) which is usually written in java, but
> would require the browser to be configured with the .pac host/file name.
> Or instead of a .pac file, have the users do a manual proxy configuration
> in their browser and point to the host/port the proxy server is listening
> on.
> The other suggestion about redirection would be transparent to the users,
> though, so may be more desirable, though may be creating extra
> traffic/demand on the pf box.
> Cheers,
> Samantha
> On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Todd Chandler wrote:
> > We are experimenting with OpenBSD and have an issue that we haven't been
> > able to figure out.  We would like to force all outbound http and https
> > traffic to a proxy server for content filtering before it leaves our
> > network.  How do we configure PF to force all http and https traffic to
> > go to the proxy server?  The proxy server and client machines are
> > located on the same internal subnet.  We simply want http and https
> > traffic to pass through only after it has been sent through the proxy.
> > Thanks in advance!
> >
> > Todd Chandler
> >
> >