On Thursday, September 19, 1996 9:20 AM, Hardayal
>Every time we use netscape, we have to occasionally switch over
>under the Options
> Network Preferences
>either to No Proxies mode or Manual Proxy configuration or
>Automatic Proxy Configuration .
>I have to try either of these to get me to sites on the internet.
>Why is this ?
>I mean, I see that if I leave it for Manual Proxy config, it might work
>for the first time, the next day I might have to switch to
>Automatic Proxy Configuration, then maybe No Proxy option.
Are you using Netscape 2.02 or earlier? Those versions have a particularly
annoying bug that if you use a proxy or SOCKS configuration, Netscape will
not pick it up unless you go to the Options/Network/Proxies page, look at
the page (not even changing a field), hit OK and then everything works
This bug is fixed in 3.0, but it vexed a lot of our folks behind the
corporate firewall... Seemed only to exist in the 16-bit Windows 3.1x