[Dnsmasq-discuss] wpad and DNS ...

C.Lee Taylor leet at leenx.co.za
Wed Jan 11 08:20:42 GMT 2006

Greetings ...

	Thanks for your quick reply ...

Simon Kelley wrote:
> C.Lee Taylor wrote:
>>     I'm looking at using automatic proxy setup, hoping to use SRV and 
>> TXT records, but I don't really understand either.
>>     At http://www.wlug.org.nz/WPAD it says add the following ...
>> $ORIGIN host.co.nz.
>>  wpad            IN      A
>>                  IN      TXT     "service: 
>> wpad:!http://wpad.host.co.nz:80/proxy.pac"
>>  wpad.tcp        IN      SRV     0 0 80 wpad.host.co.nz.
>>     But I don't know how to tell dnsmasq what is what, it looks 
>> totally different to the examples in the dnsmasq.conf, could I ask 
>> somebody to help me with this.

> The SRV and TXT records are different ways to achieve the same thing, 
> you shouldn't need both.
	Agreed, but to cover all bases, I think I will put both in, I dought 
that till will cause any problems.

> You can achieve the TXT record like this,
> txt-record=host.co.nz,"service:wpad:!http://wpad.host.co.nz:80/proxy.pac"

> and the SRV record like this:
> srv-host=wpad.tcp.host.co.nz,wpad.host.co.nz,80

> (the priority and weight will default to zero.)
	Okay ...

> Note that I think your reference is wrong: The service and protocol 
> fields ought to have leading underscores This comes from RFC 2782. In 
> that case you need
> srv-host=_wpad._tcp.host.co.nz,wpad.host.co.nz,80
	Agreed, but in 

	On page 10, I think it is, 4.4.4, DNS SRV, they explain that the client 
should issue a DNS lookup with QNAME=wpad.tcp.TGTDOM., QCLASS=IN, 

	I know I found a newer version of the document, but can't now, so I 
will put both SRV records in, again, I don't think it could hurt ...

	Maybe, this could be put into the examples, so that this question does 
not come up again, not that I really have seen any questions on the net 
about WPAD (Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol), and I'm just messing 
around with this in our office so that I better understand this.

	Thanks for, dnsmasq and all the support.

	Now if I could just get dnsmasq to log to file, I could track down the 
dns queries just to make sure they are been made. ;-)


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