Basically, I have want to test out WPAD(Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol ) , PAC. But I would like to do it without touching the Network DHCP server. So, can you suggest a way in which I can achieve that.

Will changing the local /etc/dhclient.conf file be enough ?


  • What part do you want to test? The PAC file? DHCP discovery? DNS discovery? – mgorven Mar 8 '13 at 23:12

You can override specific options in the DHCP client configuration /etc/dhclient.conf:

option wpad-url code 252 = text;
interface "eth0" {
    supersede wpad-url "http://wpad.example.com/proxy.pac";

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