Hi guys, we experience a strange issue with proxy-autoconfig (proxy.pac).
This function is used to determine when the client should use the corporate proxy or go directly to the internet based on which subnet its on.
We tracked down the problem to be caused by the following lines which the LANDesk-agent appends to the client computers hosts-file:
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 computername # LMS GENERATED LINE
Please notice that the original line is commented out by the LANDesk agent.
If we remove the line Landesk added, the proxy.pac-script works just fine.
What is the purpose of Landesk changing the clients hosts-file like this? Is there a way to work around this issue?