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Option I choose to use Domain lines that threaten the security of my network

Option I choose to use Domain lines that threaten the security of my network directs EZproxy to accept unrecommended and dangerous domains with the Domain and DomainJavaScript directives. This directive is only processed if it is the very first line of the config.txt file. When this option is active, EZproxy will record a warning regarding the risk of using this directive to messages.txt.

In a normal configuration, EZproxy disallows Domain and DomainJavaScript directives that match extremely broad sets of hosts, including domains such as *, com, and edu. When this option is active, EZproxy will accept such domains and attempt to process them. However, in such unconstrained configurations, EZproxy will regularly block with maximum virtual host errors, and may also be subverted into proxying access to any number of unauthorized locations.

This directive exists at the request of a small number of institutions that choose to employ this dangerous behavior. The use of this directive is not recommended.

 Caution: Support cannot be provided for any configuration that employs this directive.

This is a non-repeatable position-dependent config.txt directive that interacts with database stanzas.

Syntax
Option I choose to use Domain lines that threaten the security of my network
Examples
Direct EZproxy to proxy everything on the Internet. This example is guaranteed to make EZproxy fail.
Option I choose to use Domain lines that threaten the security of my network
Title Dangerous and Unsupported Configuration 
URL http://www.google.com
D *
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