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Re: Changing clients to automatically find their proxy?

On Wed, 02 Jul 2008, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

[Florian Reitmeir]
i do it know for some years, the whole thing is based on the internet
explorer feature to find proxies.

and there is some goog documentation from microsoft for it:

there are two ways..
   - via DHCP (some IE have a bug, so they cut of the last char of the
     option 252)
- via DNS
and IMHO firefox is only using the DNS method

Right.  If I get it, the DHCP part is already done.  The DNS part is
done by adding a wpad DNS alias pointing to the server with the
wpad.dat file, making sure the URL http://wpad/wpad.dat is working.
Is this correct?

nearly, in the wild to want to have the links like:

because IE 5 is cutting the last char of the url.

If that is enough for the DNS method, all we need to do is add a CNAME
from wpad to tjener.  The wpad.dat file is already in place.


Are there command line tools to process wpad javascript files?

none that i know of.

Florian Reitmeir

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