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Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol
draft-ietf-wrec-wpad-01

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (wrec WG)
Authors Charles E. Perkins , Josh Cohen , Martin Dunsmuir , Paul A. Gauthier , Ian Cooper , John W. Cohen M.A.
Last updated 1999-07-29
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
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Expired & archived
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:

Abstract

A mechanism is needed to permit web clients to locate nearby web proxy caches. Current best practice is for end users to hand configure their web client (i.e., browser) with the URL of an 'auto configuration file'. In large environments this presents a formidable support problem. It would be much more manageable for the web client software to automatically learn the configuration information for its web proxy settings. This is typically referred to as a resource discovery problem.

Authors

Charles E. Perkins
Josh Cohen
Martin Dunsmuir
Paul A. Gauthier
Ian Cooper
John W. Cohen M.A.

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