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Does anyone know if Firefox's setting network.proxy.socks_remote_dns would apply to a SOCKS proxy set by a .pac file or only when manually entered in network options? I ask because I use a dynamic ssh tunnel at work and was trying to automate switching with a .pac file but am now worried that the DNS requests will be being made on the work servers.

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Ah. Have found the answer with a little more judicious googling. If anyone's interested:… – emergence Jul 28 '11 at 18:46
Since you found an answer, you should add the answer to your question. – Zoredache Aug 6 '11 at 5:44
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Answer is to use the SOCKS5 proxy option as per this link:

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FWIW, this doesn't seem to work with 3.6 on Linux. I'm not certain i haven't screwed it up somehow, though. – Tom Anderson Sep 12 '11 at 9:41

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