[Dnsmasq-discuss] Windows 7 WPAD option

Tom my.mailing.acc at gmail.com
Tue May 28 09:44:15 BST 2013

Hi All,

I notice dnsmasq.conf has an option specific to Win 7.

# Send an empty WPAD option. This may be REQUIRED to get windows 7 to behave.

Is this limited to DHCP or applies for DHCPv6 too ? Would it affect,
if I enable this and my DHCP(v6) server is serving both Win and Linux

My actual issue is my Win 7 dhcpv6 host fails at times to receive
valid IPv6 address.

The DHCPv6 eventvwr log contains:

Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (by the
DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address "(mac
address)".  The following error occurred: 0x79. Your computer will
continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network
address (DHCP) server.


"An error occurred in plumbing the parameters into stack. Status Code is 0x57."


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