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Network.proxy.type

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Background

To retrieve data, Mozilla can be configured to route its requests through another server. Users may choose to use the host OS’s proxy settings (under Linux), to use a specific automatic proxy configuration file, to automatically detect the network’s proxy settings, or manually configure their proxy settings. This preference controls what kind of proxy to use.

Possible values and their effects

0

Direct connection, no proxy. (Default in Windows and Mac previous to 1.9.2.4 /Firefox 3.6.4)

1

Manual proxy configuration.

2

Proxy auto-configuration (PAC).

4

Auto-detect proxy settings.

5

Use system proxy settings. (Default in Linux; default for all platforms, starting in 1.9.2.4 /Firefox 3.6.4)

Caveats

  • A value of 5 previously worked only in Firefox 3/SeaMonkey trunk nightlies in non-OS X UNIXes. Support for Mac OS X was added in 1.9.1 /Firefox 3.5 (bug 125995).

UI

Firefox 1

Tools -> Options -> General -> Connection Settings...

Firefox 2

The options “Direct connection to the Internet,” “Auto-detect proxy settings for this network,” “Manual proxy configuration,” and “Automatic proxy configuration URL” under “Tools → Options → Advanced → Network → Connection → Settings...” toggle between 0, 4, 2, and 1, respectively.

Firefox 3

The options “Direct connection to the Internet,” “Use system proxy settings” (in Linux), “Auto-detect proxy settings for this network,” “Manual proxy configuration,” and “Automatic proxy configuration URL” under “Tools → Options → Advanced → Connection → Settings...” toggle between 0, 5, 4, 2, and 1, respectively.

Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey

The options “Direct connection to the Internet,” “Automatically discover the proxy configuration,” “Automatic proxy configuration URL,” and “Manual proxy configuration” under “Edit → Preferences → Advanced → Proxies” toggle between 0, 4, 2, and 1, respectively.

First checked in

Exact check-in date unknown. Present since at least 2000-02-14.

Has an effect in

  • Netscape (all versions since at least 6.0)
  • Mozilla Suite (all versions)
  • Mozilla Phoenix (all versions)
  • Mozilla Firebird (all versions)
  • Mozilla Firefox (all versions)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)
  • Camino (all versions)
  • Minimo (all versions)

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