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Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, WPAD + DNS + APPLE = ??? in Technical; I deliver my wpad file via DNS, it works everywhere, just not on the ipads/phones. Can anyone else confirm this ...
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    WPAD + DNS + APPLE = ???

    I deliver my wpad file via DNS, it works everywhere, just not on the ipads/phones.

    Can anyone else confirm this for me please?

    Thanks

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    Or any mobile device for that matter, seems not to work on my S3 either

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    Have you tried using the DHCP option as well?
    Can't remember off the of my head which devices support which but I know that not all devices support it via DNS, its worth having both enabled.

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    Its only IE/Chrome that works with DHCP.

    If I point the ipad at the wpad url it works perfectly. Just not the auto DNS way

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    I can confirm if you host a proxy.pac file on Server 2008 R2 via IIS 7.5 it then works correctly for iPads.

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    I did read about some success with changing the auto config url to http://wpad/wpad.dat? for apple devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I can confirm if you host a proxy.pac file on Server 2008 R2 via IIS 7.5 it then works correctly for iPads.
    But do you point it at the wpad file with a URL or use DNS to deliver it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    I did read about some success with changing the auto config url to http://wpad/wpad.dat? for apple devices.
    The URL if entered manually works fine, I want no user interaction so in BYOD situations they just connect to the wireless and DNS does the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    The URL if entered manually works fine, I want no user interaction so in BYOD situations they just connect to the wireless and DNS does the rest.
    Oh I realise that, just trying to help with some troubleshooting, I was reading about Apple devices that could resolve http://wpad/wpad.dat if entered into a browser but not if trying to do it via DNS, it was reported that changing the auto config url to http://wpad/wpad.dat? solved the problem. I know that you don't want to have to do this on every device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    it was reported that changing the auto config url to http://wpad/wpad.dat? solved the problem. I know that you don't want to have to do this on every device.
    So if I host two wpad.dat files - wpad.dat and wpad.dat? on the server the ipads will pick them up?

    Or am I missing your point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    So if I host two wpad.dat files - wpad.dat and wpad.dat? on the server the ipads will pick them up?

    Or am I missing your point?
    symbolic link them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    symbolic link them.
    Its the last day of term, im gonna need the big picture version today!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    But do you point it at the wpad file with a URL or use DNS to deliver it?
    On the iPad for example under proxy you specify Auto then enter: http://SERVERNAME:8082/proxy.pac for example.

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    But thats exactly what im trying to avoid doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    But thats exactly what im trying to avoid doing.
    I know, but as far as I'm aware Apple doesn't support it via the DNS method. Alternatively in an ideal world a transparent proxy would resolve these sort of issues.

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