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2. Security > 15. Work with Web Proxies

Work with Web Proxies

Make Firefox automatically discover the settings it should use for accessing the Web.

The Web is full of proxy and cache servers. Firefox only has to reach the one nearest to you in order to provide connectivity. If your environment includes web servers hidden behind complex security arrangements, this hack will help you point Firefox at the right proxies.

Overview of Proxy Options

There are four strategies for proxy access: none, static, PAC, and WPAD. Setting up proxies is not the same thing as implementing full server control of Firefox configuration items [Hack #29] . However, it does have some features that are similar to remote configuration.


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