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Proxy setup - Safari in Mac OSX “Leopard” and earlier

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Follow these steps to configure your browser to use the Library Proxy Server

This setup will remain in effect until you cancel it.

  • Safari 2.x and 3.x will work with the proxy service under Mac OS 10.4.3 and above. We recommend using the most recent versions. These instructions are based on Mac OS 10.5.5.
  • Your web browser must be set to accept all cookies. If you'd prefer not to do that, consider using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) system rather than the proxy server.
  • There are other known problems regarding the use of Safari with the proxy service.
  1. Pull down the Safari menu and select Preferences.
  2. Click on the Advanced icon.
  3. In the Proxies: option, click on Change Settings.
  4. System Preferences should start up automatically, with the Network window open and Proxies selected.
    (You may need to log in with your Administrator password to make these changes).
  5. Under Configure Proxies:, choose Using a PAC file.
    (You may need to scroll down the list to see this choice).
  6. In the PAC File URL text box, enter:
  7. Be sure to include "http://", and do not insert any empty spaces before or after the URL.
  8. Make sure the Use Passive FTP Mode (PASV) box is checked.
  9. Click OK to close the Proxies window.
  10. Click Apply, then close the Network window.
  11. Close the Advanced window.

To protect your privacy

When using the proxy server on a shared computer, quit the web browser when your session is finished.

To turn off this setting

Follow steps 1-5 above.
In step 6, remove the URL from the PAC File URL box.
Follow steps 8-10 above (ignore Step 7).

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