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The string <local> indicates that the proxy server set in the http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/urlproxyserver is to be bypassed for local addresses.
OLE DB Type
This string must only be set to <local>. Setting it to other values will not cause a run-time exception, but the proxy service will not be bypassed.