Automatic configuration

Use this page to create and make available proxy auto-config (PAC) scripts that determine the IP addresses and domains to access through the Smoothwall Filter and those to access directly.

Navigation: WEB PROXY > Web proxy > Automatic configuration.

Global options
Built-in Uses the built in PAC script.
Bypass proxy server for local addresses Uses the Smoothwall Filter when connecting to local addresses. It makes users’ browsers bypass the Smoothwall Filter proxy if the address is a host name only, for example: myhostname. Browsers do not bypass the Smoothwall Filter proxy if the address is a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for example: myhostname.example.local.
Refer to the proxy by domain name

Makes the Smoothwall Filter proxy use its domain name instead of IP addresses in the configuration file. Before turning on this option, make sure that you have a valid DNS configuration that resolves correctly for this host name. This option must be selected when using Kerberos authentication to use proxy automatic configuration.

Exception domains and IP addresses

The IP address, IP address range, network address or host name that users might access directly.

For example:

  • 192.168.0.1
  • 192.168.0.1-192.168.0.254
  • 192.168.0.0/24
  • hostname.local
Advanced » Expands the view to show the Exception regular expression domains.
Exception regular expression domains

Only shown when you click Advanced ». A regular expression domain per line that users might access directly. In the example, this would turn off usage of the Smoothwall Filter for youtube.com, ytimg.com and subdomains such as www.youtube.com; but not, for example, fakeyoutube.com.

For example:

  • ^(.*\.)?youtube\.com$
  • ^(.*\.)?ytimg\.com$
Custom script template Uses the custom PAC script that you upload.
Download Downloads a template so that you can create your own custom PAC script.
Manage configuration script policy
Interface The address that the configuration script should direct clients to.