Article ID: 209252
This article describes the maximum number of characters that can be specified in the proxy exceptions list in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
When you access the Internet by using a proxy server, you can specify that you want to bypass the proxy server for certain addresses (and therefore go directly to that site).
To specify these addresses in Internet Explorer 4.x:
The maximum number of characters that can be specified in Internet Explorer 5 is 985. Any additional characters cause the browser to clear all the addresses listed in the proxy exceptions list.
When you populate the proxy exceptions list by using automatic configuration with the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) Profile Manager (version 4.x or 5), the maximum number of characters that can be passed back by the .ins file is 259.
NOTE: If you click to select the Bypass proxy for local check box, the setting adds 8 characters because it is interpreted as ";<local>."
Article ID: 209252 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
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