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Re: multiplexing -- don't do it

From: J Ross Nicoll <jrn@jrn.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 23:10:04 +0100
Message-ID: <4F7A23BC.8090303@jrn.me.uk>
To: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>
CC: "Adrien W. de Croy" <adrien@qbik.com>, Mike Belshe <mike@belshe.com>, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 02/04/2012 22:59, Roberto Peon wrote:

>     These are people who can hardly use a mouse you're trying to get
>     them to set up proxy config in their browser?
> I'm familiar with these kinds of people and working with them. I'd 
> imagine that the ISP would give them an installer which would find and 
> set config for these programs without the user having to do it 
> themselves or something similarly easy.

Probably, but if proxy information could be added into DHCP, DNS or 
similar, isn't that going to be a lot more straight-forward than 
everyone having to provide their own installers through a separate 
distribution channel?

If a proxy can intercept secure traffic, that needs to be made really 
clear to the user (especially in cases such as those "FREE INTERNET!!!" 
ad-hoc networks that turn up in airports and similar), but that's 
presumably something for the browser peeps to figure out.
Received on Monday, 2 April 2012 22:10:37 UTC

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