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Bug ID: JDK-6929435 Java plugin + Firefox does not pick up auto proxy settings from Java control panel
JDK-6929435 : Java plugin + Firefox does not pick up auto proxy settings from Java control panel

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2010-02-24
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2010-09-16
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2010-06-19
Component:
deploy
OS:
windows_xp
Sub-Component:
plugin
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6u18
Fixed Versions:
6u21 (b02)

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Description
function FindProxyForURL(url,host) {
	{
		return "PROXY proxy1:8080";
	}
}	

Using the simple proxy.pac file above, I see the following behavior in Java 1.6.0_18-b07 on both Windows XP and 2000, Firefox 3.5.0 and ff 3.0.18 (but not in IE 8.0 or 6.0):
In the Java Control Panel, although the auto proxy config script was checked, the plugin used the manual proxy configuration (although it was grayed-out.)  

I understand if the plugin can't read the autoconfig script, the plugin default should be to use *DIRECT*! 

Note: If I intentionally fill in the script location incorrectly, I can see the same behavior with IE 6&8.

                                    

Comments
WORK AROUND

specify pac file via firefox proxy settings, and java control panel set to use browser proxy settings
                                     
2010-02-26
EVALUATION

We will implement new class to handle AutoProxyHandler in both Window and Unix platform for Firefox browser, this bug is target to JRE 6u20 b02.
                                     
2010-03-15



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