Yearly Archives: 2016

Turn on the Proxy.pac WPAD service

Go to Your Proxy section. Under “Control” area, click on the link “Proxy.pac/WPAD service” grey link Click on the “Proxy.pac Auto-configuration wizard” button. The first step is to define the network domain, this an optional information.   Next, specify your network, this will help the wizard to build “White list” […]



Create a catch-all for WPAD

The computer “wpad” is a reserved host-name to automatically provide proxy settings to all browsers. The Artica DNS service is able to catch all “wpad*” DNS requests in order to answer them according rules by network. On the DNS section/Control, click on WPAD rules grey link. Enable the feature by […]

The Quota/Bandwidth object

Quota size object ( available in 3.x Artica version ) is a proxy extension that calculate the downloaded size per user, IP, website, categories. Calculated size is each 10mn, hour, day, month. This object can be used in ACLs in order to block access or limit the bandwidth dynamically. It’s […]



How to retrieve Internet history for an user

Artica proxy statistics allows you to retrieve history for a specific member. Generate the query On the top menu, click on “Statistics“ Choose Members icon Click on the “Build the query” button. Define the User id in drop-down list Choose the period give the username on the search field. Click […]


My Computers section

My Computers section allows you to manage computers trough Artica, it is a new feature from Artica 1.x or 2.x. All entries are merged to one single section. This Computers database is used for several ways: Add Aliases for proxy service ( link a MAC address to a “name”) Manage […]

How to retrieve credentials trough command line

This procedure is to retrieve the password set for the Web administration interface. With putty or any other client open SSH on the Artica server ( default root and password artica ) Or exit the menu console. Perform this command line: grep root /etc/ldap/slapd.conf You will see for example: rootdn […]