User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803 I'm not successful at getting a proxy configuration. The proxy server is http://copy.its.yale.edu:8080. When I configure this, I get an error message trying to access any page. Related to this, it seems to matter if the http:// is included or not in the name of the proxy server. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Set Edit->Preferences->Advanced->Proxies 2. Set up Manual configuration 3. Server is copy.its.yale.edu, port is 8080 4. OK, then go to any web page Actual Results: Get error message: Forbidden You don't have permission to access http://www.google.com/ on this server. Apache/1.3.26 Ben-SSL/1.48 Server at www-proxy.cis.yale.edu Port 8080 Expected Results: Gone to the authentication web page, let me log in. Maybe this is a bug with Yale's proxy server?
It is a PAC. Use "Automatic proxy configuration URL" and put http://copy.its.yale.edu:8080 in it. This should work.
(In reply to comment #1) > It is a PAC. Use "Automatic proxy configuration URL" and put > http://copy.its.yale.edu:8080 in it. This should work. Like ostgote said (PAC = Proxy Automatic Configuration). Most PAC urls contains a filename (proxy.pac for example), but this one looks like a hostname, and a user might be tempted to fill in the information in the manual fields (hostname and port). Note that the full URL is actually <http://copy.its.yale.edu:8080/proxy.pac>. This is a dupe of bug 30387 : Netscape 4 used URL's in the field for the manual proxy, but Mozilla uses hostnames. If a user follows old instructions, the configuration doesn't work. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 30387 ***
Stupid me. This isn't a dupe of bug 30387. The real bug is that the user took the hostname and port from <http://copy.its.yale.edu:8080> (not realizing that it was really a PAC url), and filled that in the manual fields.