> I have been trying to get Netscape Communicator under Linux to
> use MS Proxy 2.0 to connect to the internet. However, I don't seem
> to be having much luck.
This symptom exhibits itself with _all_ browsers save Internet
Exploder. M$ *ed with the HTTP standard and produced a bogus
header which is used in their proprietary authentication scheme. This
is to be expected - see the "Halloween Documents".
The way around this is to disable authentication on the Proxy
server (it's on by default). This _should_ get rid of the bogus
header. (The proxy passes back the "access denied" page by default
with the "Authentication: NTLM" header. This can actually make some
browsers dump core!)
Of course, the other way to solve the problem - permanently - is
to s*M$ Proxy and run Squid or some other standards-compliant
proxy system. Generally, performance of the M$ proxy will be sub-
standard for all browsers other than IE (it has to do with the way
that MS implemented cache coherency).
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