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[opensuse] Re: apache log full of wpad.dat
Patrick Shanahan wrote:

>> - - [17/Jan/2014:17:15:59 -0500] "GET /wpad.dat HTTP/1.1" 200 796 "-"
"Windows-Update-Agent/7.9.9600.16422 Client-Protocol/1.20"
the local net and their firefox configs have
proxy set to manual and the operating systems the wpad lookup service is

Still I get 100's of entries, wpad.dat, per hour :^(
It's not firefox, but windows-update that is doing the probing.

Do you have your system's network proxy settings on the
windows clients set to 'manual'?

(Might also set the settings in IE to manual to be safe).

For the prior:

In the command prompt (in 64-bit mode --
i.e. a 32-bit cygwin prompt won't work, but
a 64-bit cygwin prompt is fine), else use "cmd".

then input:
show proxy
that will tell you if you have a manual proxy setup:
law.Bliss> netsh
netsh winhttp>show proxy

Current WinHTTP proxy settings:

Proxy Server(s) : web-proxy:8118
Bypass List :
typing set proxy will show help on setting one:

netsh winhttp>set proxy
The syntax supplied for this command is not valid. Check help for the correct syntax.

Usage: set proxy [proxy-server=]<server name> [bypass-list=]<hosts list>


Tag Value
proxy-server - proxy server for use for http and/or https protocol
bypass-list - a list of sites that should be visited bypassing the
proxy (use "<local>" to bypass all short name hosts)


set proxy myproxy
set proxy myproxy:80 "<local>;bar"
set proxy proxy-server="http=myproxy;https=sproxy:88" bypass-list="*"

By default, win-clients try to use DHCP which tries to auto-discover
proxy settings.

Note my winhttp proxy settings above are for a fixed, internal
proxy (squid).

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