Safari Config: Specifically Network HTTP Proxy server settings (need to run HTTP 1.0)

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  1. MateoCicoria macrumors newbie

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    My company recently implemented a new proxy server, however at this point it does not support HTTP 1.1. I know how to configure Firefox and IE, however we have a handful of Mac users here and as the IT guy, I am not well versed enough in using Safari to change the Proxy settings so that it only uses HTTP 1.0.
    Safari exhibits the problems of IE and Firefox when they run HTTP 1.1; namely that the page takes a minimum of a full minute to load, if it loads at all. How do I configure Safari?
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure you can specify which version of HTTP to use. However proxy settings are configured in System Prefs -> Network Pane -> Advanced.

    What I would suggest is to create a new location, configure your ethernet or Airport Settings and add DNS entries and/or Search Domains. Click the Advanced button and go to the Proxy tab. There you configure manually each proxy setting or specify a PAC file to use.
     
  3. MateoCicoria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is not so much about Proxy settings, in IE the option to not use HTTP 1.1 is not included with the proxy settings, it is included in the advanced browser options tab. With Firefox, I have to type about:config in the address bar and look at the advanced options for that browser. How do I get to Safari's advanced configuration for the browser? Not so much for the network settings.
     
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Safari doesn't have "advanced configuration options". You can look in the Safari Preference Tabs (under the Safari menu), but I don't think that's what you are looking for.
     
  5. MateoCicoria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If Safari indeed does not have 'advanced options,' then how are advanced options changed or tweaked for the browser?
     
  6. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Again, what advanced options are you referring to? You can only set what is in Safari Preferences.
     
  7. MateoCicoria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I need Safari to use HTTP 1.0 protocol through the proxy server, instead of using the newest protocol, HTTP 1.1. To my knowledge, I could not find this in the preferences tab.
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    At this point I think your best bet is going to involve some plist file editing. The easiest way to do this is with the Property List Editor tool that comes with Apple's developer tools. You can safely use whichever version came with your OS install discs (make sure, though, that you don't try a version that doesn't match your OS - for example, using the Leopard tools on Tiger, or the Tiger tools on Leopard - that won't work) - the property list format hasn't changed, so there's no need to download the full tool set.
     
  9. portent macrumors 6502a

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    HTTP 1.1 has been the standard version of HTTP for years. It was introduced back in 1999.

    Keep in mind, the first version of Safari came out in 2003. I doubt it supports, or ever supported, older versions of HTTP. They're that obsolete.
     
  10. MateoCicoria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Guys.

    I might fool around with the developer tools, but we are working on a version of Webmarshall that supports HTTP 1.1, and it sounds like it would be easier to correct that problem than make Safari run a legacy version of HTTP.

    I am really impressed with this mac forums; once I made myself really clear I got my answer.
     

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