Monthly Archives: October 2016

Microsoft Active Directory and the WPAD

If you are using Microsoft Active Directory and Internet Explorer, the recommended approach is to use a Group Policy Object (GPO). To create your GPO, see Managing Browser Settings with Group Policy Tools. Most browsers are able to download a PAC file but do not provide GPO support. take a […]

Proxy Appliance for Home

Artica can be easily used for Home for caching and filtering family. This article describes the hardware recommendation and settings. In many cases providers offer Internet boxes that did not meet the best way to implement a proxy. The best implementation: Use Artica in transparent mode and play with the […]

High SWAP usage

Your server complains that it’s swap usage is full and is turned to red. But you see that the memory is not fully used. In this example, the swap is 100% used but the memory is 50% usedThis means during a short period the server use a lot of memory […]


The Artica proxy.pac/WPAD service

The Proxy.pac/WPAD service is a feature designed to provide Browsers Auto-configuration script through the network. Artica provides extra features that allow you to build rules according to the IP address of the client or the User-Agent browser. For example: You are able to send a different proxy.pac configuration if clients […]

Display proxy.pac statistics

By default, statistics are disabled for performance motivations. Enable statistics allows you to see which computer retrieve the pac file according your rules. On the main rules, click on “Parameters” button. Turn on the Statistics option Click on Apply button Return back to the “Your Proxy” section. Click on Statistics […]



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 […]