[Yum] stupid feature request?
matthew at arts.usyd.edu.au
Thu Jan 8 23:16:14 UTC 2004
I'm in a place that has the same http proxy setup. And every browser
that I know of supports proxy exclusions.
lynx even supports it via the no_proxy environment variable. (I was
under the impression that the http transport library handled this not
Why configure a proxy to block local? - well we didn't, and clients
configured to pull local pages through the proxy were overloading the
disk/cpu/network on the proxy servers - not many machines can cope with
with multi megabits of similtatious in/and out via their disk and not
slow down.... (Fast client on a fast switched LAN talking via local
proxy server also on a fast switched LAN to a fast web server on a fast
switched LAN, and the proxy server stuggles to shuffle the bits in and
out. Multiple that by several hundred misconfigured users...)
Basicly the proxy servers were being overwhelmed with local traffic,
so the changed the configuration to refused to proxy such traffic.
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