Proxy preference to bypass proxy for local addresses




9 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Florian Baenziger, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3

If you have websites in your local intranet and want them to be reachable without entering the DNS suffix, this won't work with firefox.
An example for a URL is e.g. http://intranet/ or http://corpwiki/

Because of this it would be very helpfull to get an additional checkbox under the proxy preferences, to bypass proxy for local addresses. -> addresses without DNS-Suffix.
Similiar to the option in Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN settings -> "Bypass proxy server for local addresses"

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter a HTTP-Proxy
2. Setup a local website
3. Point firefox to this site without dns-suffix
Actual Results:  
Site would be searched through the proxy and can not be found.

Expected Results:  
Site should be searched directly(not through proxy) and correctly found and displayed.

Comment 1

9 years ago
It's not exactly what you're requesting, but there is a "no proxy for" field in "manual proxy configuration" in the connection settings. You should be able to enter the domains or the IP CIDR block for your network here to exclude it from proxy usage.
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 2

9 years ago
Hi Dave. I know which field you mean. But it would be much easier to have an option to bypass proxy for all local sites, than list them all in this field. If you have many websites and webapplications in an organisation this would be an huge list. And have to be modified in all user profiles every time a new "local site" will be created or a servername have changed.
And i think my wish woun't be hard to implement, just check for an URL without DNS suffix and for all those URLs bypass the proxy similiar to the "no proxy for" field.
Severity: enhancement → normal

Comment 3

9 years ago
I know, that's why I said it's not exactly what you're requesting. ;)

(not sure why you changed the severity; this isn't a bug, it's an enhancement request for a new option)
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 4

4 years ago
See bug #91587 or #44980.  Add "<local>" to the "No Proxy For" box.

(I submitted a change to the documentation: but for some reason it's been reverted.)
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