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Or if you really want to get fancy you can set your browser to use proxy autoconfiguration to some local file that you can generate/edit from a script. Proxy autoconfiguration allows you to define a policy for whether to use a proxy or not for specific requests, so for instance you can have a browser use a proxy for everything except

More info on proxy autoconfiguration

Probably overkill and not really helpful for you, but couldn't resist the urge of mentioning this...

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Re^2: Scripting setting the connection settings in Mozilla
by timos (Beadle) on Mar 19, 2006 at 10:22 UTC

    "use a proxy for everything except" - Yes, but you could do this with the normal Proxy/No Proxy for settings, too. But you can do something with proxy autoconf. which can't do with the normal settings: You can have a single proxy configuration file which is the same for all hosts in your network, but can tell them to use different proxies, according to their IP adresses.