6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2017 7:13 PM by __pj

    McAfee Agent requesting wpad.dat

    __pj

      Hi all,

       

      I'm curious as to why McAfee Agent is requesting proxy configuration from a WPAD host.

       

      An example request to http://wpad.example.com/

       

      "GET /wpad.dat HTTP/1.1" 200 217 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; SPIPE/3.0; Windows) McAfee Agent"

       

      Agent version is 5.0.4.283. This site has only just configured WPAD so cannot say whether this was the case with earlier versions of the Agent.

       

      I cannot find any documented reference to this behaviour, and can't think why it would occur. On some systems the Agent requests wpad.dat multiple (~10) times per minute.


      Any ideas appreciated.