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I have enabled the setting in squid (in pfsesnse) where any file which is greater than 50MB should not be downloaded.

I tried downloading in IE and it comes with error that security setting does not allow you to download that file.

But when i tried same in FF it allows me to download any file size.

Why does Firefox bypass the proxy server?

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Is Firefox setup to use the proxy? Can it get to the internet without using the Proxy? (the answer seems to be yes. Check the Firefox preferences, specifically Advanced --> Network --> Settings. By default, Firefox does not use or detect proxies (at least my local copy does not).

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I have manually inserted proxy setting like http 192.168.1.1 and port 3128 but still it downloads everything –  John Dec 18 '09 at 4:26
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Try restarting Firefox, and clearing the Firefox cookies/cache. –  Joe Internet Dec 18 '09 at 5:00
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