Tech Note: Command Line for Alternate PAC file for Chrome

Sometimes you need to use many different Proxy Auto Configuration files with a web browser, usually when testing or trying out new installation of the proxy servers.

Internets of Interest: 18th Sep

Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 18th Sep:

Fast Introduction to SOCKS Proxy

Introduction In the Blue Coat forums I often see people ask questions about SOCKS that show they haven’t taken the time to learn what it is. This is a fast introduction to what SOCKS is.

Delete the X-Bluecoat-Via Header on your ProxySG

If you have noticed that your Blue Coat ProxySG inserts a HTTP header in every transaction, you might want to delete this to reduce information leakage to public networks

Checking connectivity on your Blue Coat ProxySG

A very simple tool in your Proxy SG to check that you can access resources. It only works for HTTP but it provides a good check. I use this a lot in networks where ICMP has been disabled for security.

Loading Policy configuration in the Local file

A common question in the Blue Coat forums is “how do I load this config snippet into configuration. The question most often comes from people who are new to SGOS and have been using the Virtual Policy Manager. This quick note shows you how to load a config snippet that removes the X-Bluecoat-Via header

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