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Questions tagged [wpad]

WPAD (Web Proxy Autodiscovery) is internet protocol that allows WPAD enabled client to locate and connect to proxy services in order delivery contents quickly to user.

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OpenVPN: automatic proxy detection after connection is established

I have setup an OpenVPN server and an HTTP proxy server on the same host in cloud. I have also configured OpenVPN client on my desktop. I have also setup redirection rules on the cloud host to ...
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Office autodiscover through proxy

We use the autodiscover option for IE. Our Outlook 2016 clients connecting to Office 365 are getting an chronic ssl name mismatch for autodiscover.ourdomain.onmicrosoft.com. My team has spent weeks ...
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Exclude URL with non-stanard port from Proxy via PAC/WPAD file

I'm running a Squid proxy and want to exclude a certain web address that is accessed over a non-standard port from going through the proxy, rather than open the port in an ACL within squid.conf (seems ...
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proxy autoconfiguration: windows does not download wpad.pac file

I am trying to configure my dhcp server on Debian Wheezy to reply to DHCP INFORM and send a url where my Windows client may download the wpad.dat file. Here is the configuration file: option local-...
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Apache access.log filled with GET requests for wpad.dat [closed]

I'm running a small web-server on a Raspberry Pi Model B+ system running Rasbian from the NOOBS install image. I have apache2 running and a DDNS service providing a URL (from duckdns.org). I'm ...
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GET /wpad.dat entries flooding my access_log

I have a small LAN of some 30 users in it with proxy auto configuration enabled and working. Two of them are requesting wpad.dat file too rapidly at a pace of 30 times per second. 10.1.14.246 - - [...
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Testing WPAD file locally with Internet Explorer 11

I am in the process of making our WPAD script ipv6 ready. I downloaded our current (working) WPAD script and configured the following options in Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN settings ...
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“Automatically Detect Setting” vs “Use Automatic Config Script”

I would like to know, in Internet Explorer, the difference between "Automatically Detect Setting" and "Use Automatic Config Script". I think I know that "Automatically Detect Setting" makes the ...
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prevent domain controller using wpad for windows update

We have a 2012 domain controller in an environment where we are running a web proxy auto discovery (WPAD) setup for client devices, and that proxy server requires authentication. However windows ...