Bug #300

wpad might be useful

Added by Dave Täht on Nov 18, 2011. Updated on Apr 21, 2012.
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Description

sanely distributing a wpad.home.lan to the end clients would help.

Attachments

  • wpad.dat (application/x-ns-proxy-autoconfig; 289 bytes) Petri Rosenström Nov 19, 2011

History

Updated by Dave Täht on Nov 18, 2011.
Updated by Petri Rosenström on Nov 19, 2011.
I played around with this for a while and noticed that by putting wpad.dat to /etc/www on the router and setting a disc cache location for polipo then Firefox (7.0.1) started to use the cache.

If I didn’t set the disc cache location for polipo the cache wouldn’t work. I got a 504 blah lookup failed: Timeout

/* Working config begin */

config ‘polipo’ ‘daemon’
option ‘daemonise’ ‘1’
option ‘pidFile’ ‘/var/run/polipo.pid’

config ‘polipo’ ‘general’
option ‘enabled’ ‘1’
option ‘proxyAddress’ ‘::’
option ‘dnsUseGethostbyname’ ‘false’
option ‘dnsNameServer’ ‘127.0.0.1’
list ‘allowedClients’ ‘172.16.0.0/12’
option ‘chunkHighMark’ ‘10485760’
option ‘logSyslog’ ‘1’
option ‘dnsQueryIPv6’ ‘happily’

config ‘polipo’ ‘cache’
option ‘cacheIsShared’ ‘1’
option ‘diskCacheRoot’ ‘/home/proxy’

config ‘polipo’ ‘pmm’

/* Working config end */

/* Broken config */
config ‘polipo’ ‘daemon’
option ‘daemonise’ ‘1’
option ‘pidFile’ ‘/var/run/polipo.pid’

config ‘polipo’ ‘general’
option ‘enabled’ ‘1’
option ‘proxyAddress’ ‘::’
option ‘dnsUseGethostbyname’ ‘false’
option ‘dnsNameServer’ ‘127.0.0.1’
list ‘allowedClients’ ‘172.16.0.0/12’
option ‘chunkHighMark’ ‘10485760’
option ‘logSyslog’ ‘1’
option ‘dnsQueryIPv6’ ‘happily’

config ‘polipo’ ‘cache’
option ‘cacheIsShared’ ‘1’

config ‘polipo’ ‘pmm’

/* Broken config end */

To make things simple when I change dnsUseGethostbyname variable to true the broken config works. And if I add the discCacheRoot variable it is broken again…

Updated by Dave Täht on Nov 23, 2011.
I decided to try building also polipo-latest in rc8, which has about a year’s worth of fixes to polipo in it. More news as it happens….
Updated by Dave Täht on Apr 21, 2012.

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