Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 621012
Automatic proxy configuration should default to http://wpad/wpad.dat
Last modified: 2011-02-07 20:11:28 EST
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):
always - as long back as I can remember
Steps to Reproduce:
1. System->Prefs->Network Proxy
should default to http://wpad/wpad.dat
Obviously this is a feature request - hopefully this is the correct way to make them :-)
Moved bug upstream: