The Clear Linux* OS is the first Linux distribution to support autoproxy. The OS can discover a Proxy Auto-Config (PAC) script and use it to automatically resolve the proxy needed for a given connection. With Autoproxy, you can use Clear Linux inside any proxy environment without having to manually configure the proxies.
Corporate and private networks can be very complex, needing to restrict and control network connections for security reasons. The typical side effects are limited or blocked connectivity and requiring manual configuration of proxies to perform the most mundane tasks such as cloning a repo or checking for updates. With Clear Linux, all of the work is done behind the scenes to effortlessly use your network and have connections “just work”.
This feature removes massive complications in network connectivity due to proxy issues. You can automate tasks like unit testing without worrying about the proxy not being set and you can remove unset proxies from the equation when dealing with network unavailability across systems.