[clug] Dealing with HTTP proxies on random networks

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Wed May 25 23:45:59 GMT 2005

On 25 May 2005, at 18:17, Michael Still wrote:

> My laptop roams between three networks regularly. One has tranparent
> HTTP proxying, one has no proxying, and one has an environment  
> where you
> _have_ to use their HTTP proxy.

Any chance of getting the networks to publish a proxy script using WPAD?

They need a host on the default domain called "wpad", which serves a  
file /wpad.dat. This wpad.dat is a JavaScript proxy configuration  
file. Then your browser can "autodetect" the proxies by looking for  

Works fine for us at the APF.


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