[CLUG-tech] ISA rolout at ICT

Adrian Frith adrian at frith.co.za
Tue Dec 4 12:50:11 SAST 2007


On Tue, 2007-12-04 at 09:20 +0200, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> ICTS is rolling out ISA (nternet Security and Acceleration) at UCT which 
> requires the use of the cache.pac automatic proxy configuration file and 
> an authentication with username and password to access the internet.
> 
> My question is:
> 
> How does that affect programs (under Linux) in which I can not use the 
> automatic configuration script, but which use a direct proxy address?
> I assume that browsers like firefox et al will work - but I am slightly 
> worried about the other programs (smart package manager, R, etc.) --- 
> especially ICTS help desk essentially told me that I should contact them 
> if it doesn't work and they will see if they can make a plan to make it 
> work.

Someone else mentioned ntlmaps. Take a look at
http://www.leg.uct.ac.za/howtos/use-isa-proxies which has the settings
you need to use it at UCT.

Cheers,
Adrian



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