Insight WPAD proxy settings on IE
By Zhixing Lv
The Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD) is a method used by clients to locate a URL of a configuration file using DHCP and/or DNS discovery methods. Once detection and download of the configuration file is complete it can be executed to determine the proxy for a specified URL. WPAD is documented in an INTERNET-DRAFT which expired in December 1999, although it is still supported by all major browsers. In this article, I will give you some deep understanding regarding how IE detects WPAD, and how to resolve some of the WPAD problems for IE.