Setting Up WPAD Autoconfigure for PFSense Router

Setting Up WPAD Autoconfigure for PFSense Router

WPAD stands for web proxy auto discovery protocol. It is a protocol that helps clients to locate the URL of a configuration file using DHCP and/or DNS discovery methods. In our guides so far, we have installed pfsense firewall and made some basic configurations.
We also went as far as installing squid and squidguard, to help us cache, monitor bandwidth usage and allow or block access to certain sites.

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Squid Proxy Server and SquidGuard Configuration on Pfsense

Squid Proxy Server  and SquidGuard Configuration on Pfsense

What a heck! Squid? Yes, you heard right. But I am not referring to the squid that is similar to an octopus, with a distint head and eight to ten arms. Neither am i referring to spongebob in nickelodeon.

I am however, talking about a Linux base proxy server that┬ácan act as an intermediary, simply passing the client’s request on to the server and saving a copy of the requested object. If the same client or multiple clients request the same object before it expires from Squid’s┬ácache, Squid can then immediately serve it, accelerating the download and saving bandwidth. You can read more about squid from this

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