RE: [squid-users] WPAD and Squid

From: Clemson, Chris <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 10:21:54 -0000

Have you checked for a pattern yet?
According to someone in a previous post, they were having problems getting
IE6 to see the wpad.dat file, where IE5.x worked.
I'm having a similar problem, but we don't have any IE5 browsers left to
test it with!
the script file works when i point IE and mozilla to it manually, but both
DNS and DHCP autodetection doesn't work (on IE6 - mozilla doesn't support
DNS/DHCP autodetection).

Do any of you guys know of a solution?
As usual MS's website isn't any help.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Sharp []
> Sent: 12 January 2004 15:28
> To:
> Subject: [squid-users] WPAD and Squid
> This may be a bit off topic but I am having a problem with wpad and my
> squid server.
> I have the following script setup on the webserver and point to it in
> dns.
> function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
> {
> if (isPlainHostName(host) ||
> dnsDomainIs(host, "") ||
> dnsDomainIs("") ||
> dnsDomainIs(""))
> return "DIRECT";
> else
> return "PROXY proxyserver:3128; DIRECT";
> }
> "internaldomain and proxyserver are correct in the implemented script
> and are just changed for posting"
> The script works fine. Our IE implementation is set to auto detect
> proxy. Some of my users pickup the wpad.dat script and use the proxy
> properly. Some of the users do not pickup the script so they
> do not use
> the proxy. It seems that even though the users have the auto
> detect set
> on their browsers, they are not auto detecting. I would say
> about 2 out
> of 10 people are hitting the proxy.
> Any ideas would be appreciated.
> TIA,
> Craig

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