User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20070914 Firefox/184.108.40.206 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a9pre) Gecko/200710804 Minefield/3.0a9pre My work place has a forced web caching proxy. Windows (Internet Explorer) will configure the appropriate proxy settings automatically if you check "Tools>Internet Options>Connnections>LAN Settings>Automatically detect settings". This is *all* you have to do (There is no .PAC file or any need for entering any machine names or ports). I would guess that my organisation maybe running some sort of Microsoft dhcp extension to make this work (but I am not sure). The proxy is Regardless of how these settings are retrieved IE works but Firefox does not. Once Firefox has been configured to detect proxy settings automatically (via: "Tools>Options>Advanced>Network>(Connection)Settings>Auto-detect proxy settings for this network") one would expect it to consult IE's settings. However Firefox does not seem to do this in this case. **** I think the mechanism being used to get the proxy settings is the "Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD)": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Proxy_Autodiscovery_Protocol http://www.ehsco.com/reading/20061003iwc1.html (See section on auto-discovery mechanisms) http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384123.aspx (possibly the functions you need to fix this bug!) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Connect a Windows computer with FF to a network with a forced (but non-intercepting) proxy and Windows Domain controller (probably 2k3, probably handles dhcp). 2. Configure Windows to auto-detect proxy settings (via Internet Explorer "Tools>Internet Options>Connnections>LAN Settings>Automatically detect settings" or "Control Panel>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings>Automatically detect settings" 3. Configure Firefox to auto-detect proxy settings (via: "Tools>Options>Advanced>Network>(Connection)Settings>Auto-detect proxy settings for this network") 4. Attempt browse external sites. Actual Results: External sites will not load in Firefox, but will load in Internet Explorer. Expected Results: Firefox will load external sites.
Note I submitted this with FF2 but have tested this use-case with FF3alpha (latest build). Both are affected by this bug.
Might be the same as bug #28998 (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28998). It is marked as resolved, but on skim reading this bug, it seems as though the bug was only resolved in a certain branch of FF. Sorry if this is dupe, I didn't know of WPAD before I started submitting, otherwise I would have searched for it specifically!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 28998
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