[Dnsmasq-discuss] issues with WPAD/option 252 (was: Dnsmasq-discuss Digest, Vol 34, Issue 6)

Clinton Lee Taylor clintonlee.taylor at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 09:28:36 GMT 2008


Greetings ...
>  >>dhcp-option=hotspot,252,http://10.20.10.254/proxy.pac
>  > I have had problems with the above line myself, one with the url one
>  > character short
>  > so mine looks like this ...
>  > # All options for DHCP and DNS WPAD ...
>  > #
>  > # set WPAD proxy location #
>  > dhcp-option=252,"http://wpad/wpad.dat "
>  >
>  > And I put it in the /etc/dnsmasq.d  as a file, so I can keep my main
>  > conf file cleaner ...
>
>  This has apparently to do with implementation idiosyncrasies (to put it
>  politely) in common WPAD clients (might that be Internet Explorer?) -
>  similar considerations (stuff blank or line feed) also hold if you're
>  using ISC dhcpd.
 Yip I know ... That is why I have my URL in quotes with an extra
space after the last "t" ... But that does not always work, so I also
have a redirect in my apache config to redirect wpad.da to wpdat.dat
...

Thanks
Mailed
LeeT



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