Re: Request: URN support in browsers needed!

Ralph Graw [RWG21657] (
Thu, 27 Oct 1994 14:44:19 +0100

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>Frankly, I've never seen a need for multiple proxy servers. Has anyone
>ever used a different proxy for one protocol vs the other?

I've run into a scenario where, behind a firewall, I want access via a
proxy server to external URLs, but access to an internal news server w/o
proxy (to prevent the news server seeing everyone using it as a single
user). Some browsers w/o support for specifying proxies by protocol create
an all-or-nothing approach that is unacceptable in such a situation.

As it happens, being able to specify a separate proxy is overkill - all I
need is the ability to specify whether a particular protocol should be
proxied or not, separate from the one server to use as that proxy.

Ralph Graw