Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I recognize that other users report this is a quality tool for browse-by-proxy management. I realize the add-on developer is not obliged to provide documentation; a manual, or user's guide, and as well, I use many extensions-- without difficulty-- also without having a proper manual, which might seem likewise incomprehensible to other users, as a tool such as this is beyond my own capacity. I understand Proxy, and I'm aware of, and have successfully used (if memory serves) a Proxy Auto-Conf file, as may be accessed via HTTP URL [i.e. someURL.pac , as illustrated under Web > Autoproxy, amongst the Netscape and other archives, indexed from http://linuxmafia.com/kb/ ]. In composing this review-- rather a plea for better understanding, I admit-- I learned of yet another method, the wpad.dat which utilizes, ideally, DHCP, or DNS for the Web Proxy Auto-Discovery, or WPAD (e.g. as briefed at: http://www.findproxyforurl.com ). With PAC and WPAD showing in as many articles on proxy confs as I've surveyed, momentarily, for writing a better text here, I find it peculiar-- for my understanding of the tech-- neither "pac", nor "wpad" is in the text of the "Proxy Tool" add-on description (i.e. < Ctrl+F > "pac" /or "wpad" returned no matches, only after first reading the "Proxy Tool" add-on text for elements related to my research, as described).
"...It confounds me!...", [The Hulk, /Robot Chicken/, "The Real World, Gotham City"]
I suspect many users might appreciate the URL's i've gathered this session, regarding aforementioned PAC, and WPAD. I've yet to feel confident in using anything but the "PHZilla" aka PHProxy [former?], add-on for FF / SM, as I've used it with success-- as far as I'm aware, regardless of the apparently vast resources,-- to me, it's like tryig to fit a square peg into a round hole... I'm missing some major piece of the puzzle, apparently. In closing, before I place the list of off-site resources for WPAD / PAC, I realize my commentary here might lend little insight into the add-on "Proxy Tool". I apologize to the reader who feels as he or she has wasted time in reading this text.
Aight, yo! Dig this, sukka!...
PAC @ HokeyMedia _ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_auto-config#The_PAC_file
WPAD @ Hokeypedia _ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Proxy_Autodiscovery_Protocol
PAC & WPAD @ Comprehensive list _ http://www.findproxyforurl.com/pac_wpad_resources.html
WPAD vs. security, DNS, Dan Kaminsky, etc. _ http://www.mercenary.net/blog/index.php?/archives/42-HOWTO-WPAD.html
Google "PAC" tester _ http://code.google.com/p/pactester/
WPAD: How-to, MS Windows _ http://www.itbully.com/articles/auto-configuring-proxy-settings
Proxytester _ http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/proxytest/index.php?title=Main_Page
only SOCKS i gots wit ma' Chuck Taylor's, yo!...
... i hope to revisit when i can better appreciate the work here. thanks