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Advanced .PAC proxy auto config file example

The following example pac proxy auto config file will allow you to bypass the proxy server for all local IP addresses, and also set exclusions on specific domain names.   For information on what a PAC file is, please check out:   What is a .pac proxy auto config file     Advanced .PAC proxy auto config file example:   function FindProxyForURL(url, host) { var ProxyServer = “PROXY; DIRECT”; //Proxy server to use for HTTP/HTTPS. //var ProxyServer = “PROXY…

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What is a .pac proxy auto config file

A .pac (Proxy Auto Config) file is a file stored on a web server that contains instructions for the browser, to help automate the proxy server setting configuration in a web browser. The .pac proxy configuration file contains JavaScript code, and must contain one function called FindProxyForURL. This function accepts two parameters, a URL, and a Hostname. This function returns either “DIRECT” to tell the client to connect to the web server without using a proxy, or “PROXY” followed by…

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Apple Push Notification Firewall Ports

If you are writing an iOS application that needs to communication with the Apple APN (Apple Push Notification) servers, or if you are are an end user behind a strict firewall, the information below can be used to correctly configure the firewall rules to allow access.…

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Taking Screenshot on Acer Iconia Tablet

Taking a screenshot on an Acer Iconia A500 tablet, running Android 4.0 or later, is easy, once you work out how to do it. Unfortunately its not very easy to work out how to do it without reading it somewhere, or someone telling you how.…

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Installing Newznab on Ubuntu

Ever wanted to run your own usenet search engine? This howto will go through the steps required to install the Newznab usenet indexer on Ubuntu. Ubuntu 12.04 was used for this guide, however all current versions of Ubuntu should be the same.…

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