WPAD not working when using gnome system proxy settings

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7 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Ville Syrjala, Unassigned)

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Description

7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.17) Gecko/20110710 Gentoo Firefox/3.6.17
Build ID: 20110710150528

Steps to reproduce:

I set up WPAD on my network. I verified that it works with Firefox if I configure Firefox to "Autodetect proxy settings for this network".

Now configure Gnome network proxy to "Automatic proxy configuration, but leave the "Autoconfoguration URL" empty. I verified that WPAD works with Epiphany/WebKit, and libproxy's 'proxy' command line tool.

Now configure Firefox to "Use system proxy settings".


Actual results:

Firefox doesn't use WPAD.


Expected results:

Firefox should use WPAD.
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Comment 1

7 years ago
Note that if I manually point the Gnome proxy settings "Autoconfiguration URL" to a PAC file, Firefox does pick it up correctly.

I suppose Firefox simply doesn't realize that if the gconf key /system/proxy/autoconfig_url is empty, it should use WPAD.

Comment 2

6 years ago
Why should Firefox use WPAD if you do not enter a URL in the autoconfig url file? Just enter "http://wpad/wpad.dat" (the WPAD URL) and it works. Seems pretty straight-forward to me as wpad.dat is essentially a PAC file as well.
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