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wpad + Netware

Hi.

After fighting for one day without success maybe there are others out
there who were successfully implementing wpad together with Netware 6.5
servers and windows workstations. The following problems arise:

1.) wpad over dhcp does not seem to work with the Novell dhcp server.
Neither IE nore FF I got working that way.

2.) wpad over dns seems to work for FF but not IE. The problem here is,
that according to the MS KB, IE only queries wpad.<primary dns suffix>.
As this is normally left blank in non AD environments and cannot be set
via DHCP (maybe I missed anything here) you are not able to query
wpad.<lan connection dns suffif>.

Any suggestions and comments are very much apreciated.
Thanks.

Regards,
Frank.
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In article <oz09g.760$3j4.68@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Frank Gruber
wrote:
> As this is normally left blank in non AD environments and cannot be set
> via DHCP (maybe I missed anything here) you are not able to query
> wpad.<lan connection dns suffif>
>

Have you filled in the Domain Name field on the Subnet's Addressing page?
I can't verify this right now, but I believe that value goes to the
Primary DNS Suffix field (remember to restart DHCPSRVR after saving your
changes and before testing them).

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Brad Doster schrieb:
> In article <oz09g.760$3j4.68@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Frank Gruber
> wrote:
>> As this is normally left blank in non AD environments and cannot be set
>> via DHCP (maybe I missed anything here) you are not able to query
>> wpad.<lan connection dns suffif>
>>

> Have you filled in the Domain Name field on the Subnet's Addressing page?
> I can't verify this right now, but I believe that value goes to the
> Primary DNS Suffix field (remember to restart DHCPSRVR after saving your
> changes and before testing them).


From what I see this goes to the DNS suffix field of the connection. At
least on WinXPSP2.

Server startet of course (Stopped counting how often).

Any ideas why the DHCP option 252 is not working (would be the preferred
option I think).

Regards,
Frank.
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In article <w539g.910$3j4.68@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Frank Gruber
wrote:
> From what I see this goes to the DNS suffix field of the connection.
>

What does IPCONFIG /ALL how for the Primary DNS Suffix?

> Any ideas why the DHCP option 252 is not working (would be the preferred
> option I think).
>

Sorry, but no, I'm not experienced with that one. Have you searched this
forum? I'm sure its been addressed before.

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Brad Doster schrieb:
> In article <w539g.910$3j4.68@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Frank Gruber
> wrote:
>> From what I see this goes to the DNS suffix field of the connection.
>>

> What does IPCONFIG /ALL how for the Primary DNS Suffix?
>
>> Any ideas why the DHCP option 252 is not working (would be the preferred
>> option I think).
>>

> Sorry, but no, I'm not experienced with that one.


You are joking.
I found many posts from you addressing this problem.

> Have you searched this
> forum? I'm sure its been addressed before.


Oh yes. I've read all the TIDs and the usenet archives for about a whole
day. I found many people having problems with it an some who don't. It
seems there are too many factors that have influence on it like OS
version, SP level, security patches, dhcp server, etc.

I think I will have to take a packet trace to see where the problem is.
If I find anything new I will post back.

Regards,
Frank
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Brad Doster schrieb:
> What does IPCONFIG /ALL how for the Primary DNS Suffix?


It is empty.
And the connection specific one shows the suffix it got from the DHCP
server.

Regards,
Frank.
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In article <oz09g.760$3j4.68@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>,
HVFDMIPUMFPS@spammotel.com says...

Hmm, I have it working here.

Let's see if I can run down the config to figure out how I set it up
back then 🙂

I can see that I've created a wpad.domain.tl, which points to the server
that holds the wpad.dat file.
I had some problems with proxy.pac originally, because IE doesn't
interpret the line correctly and removes the last letter, showing only
proxy.pa (so originally I had two copies, proxy.pac and proxy.pa), so
instead I went with the DNS set up, and wpad.dat.

The DHCP is set up with a domain name domain.tl

Our wpad.dat looks like this:

function FindProxyForURL(url,host)
{
if(isPlainHostName(host) ||
(dnsDomainIs(host,".domain.tl") && !dnsDomainIs
(host,"www.domain.tl")) ||
isInNet(host,"12.34.56.78","255.255.255.240") ||
host.substring(0,12)=="192.168.0." ||
url.substring(0,6)=="socks:" ||
url.substring(0,4)=="ftp:")
{
return "DIRECT";
}
else
{
if (url.substring(0,7)=="gopher:")
{
return "PROXY 127.0.0.1:1";
}
else
{
return "PROXY 192.168.0.1:8080";
}
}
}

This is created to set the www server to be external, and also, the
gopher: proxy to be defunct.

This works perfectly with IE, I've not really tested it with FF, as most
inhouse users use IE.

I hope this helps?

--
/Fribse

Barry (Sysop): "Then again, I'm a single CPU fan..."
Bob (Trafficshaper): "You can get a job cooling CPUs? Does it pay
well?"
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In article <dhp9g.1327$3j4.101@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Frank
Gruber wrote:
> You are joking.
> I found many posts from you addressing this problem.
>

Perhaps I should have said *successful* experience.

> It seems there are too many factors that have influence on it like OS
> version, SP level, security patches, dhcp server, etc.
>

I see you get my drift <g>.

> I think I will have to take a packet trace...
>

Sounds good.

bd
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In article <Dnp9g.1330$3j4.524@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Frank
Gruber wrote:
> It is empty.
> And the connection specific one shows the suffix it got from the DHCP
> server.
>

OK, thanks for the confirmation.

bd
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Oh, and don't miss NetwareGuy's post. Looks like there may be help
here after all! 🙂

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