Bug 621012 - Automatic proxy configuration should default to http://wpad/wpad.dat
Automatic proxy configuration should default to http://wpad/wpad.dat
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Control Center Maintainer
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Reported: 2010-08-03 20:32 EDT by Jason Haar
Modified: 2011-02-07 20:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-02-07 20:11:28 EST
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Description Jason Haar 2010-08-03 20:32:31 EDT
Description of problem:

On our world-wide WAN, we're big users of WPAD as a means to ensure our users use the closest proxy server to their physical location. "control-center" allows you to configure the use of WPAD via entering the appropriate URL - but it has no default.

In reality, most real users would not know what the URL is (only the IT geeks do), so they don't know what to even type in. I think control-center should default to http://wpad/wpad.dat - the user could override it in the corner-case exceptions - but it would mean it would work out of the box. 

 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

control-center-2.30.1-2.fc3

How reproducible:

always - as long back as I can remember 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. System->Prefs->Network Proxy
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Actual results:

no default

Expected results:

should default to http://wpad/wpad.dat

Additional info:

Obviously this is a feature request - hopefully this is the correct way to make them :-)
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2011-02-07 20:11:28 EST
Moved bug upstream:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=641793

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