Configuration instructions for web proxy
If supported by the operating systems and programs, the configuration of a web proxy happens automatically via the Web Proxy Auto Discovery Protocol (WPAD) using the DNS name wpad.kit.edu. But as we don’t enforce the use of the web proxy the query of wpad.kit.edu returns that no proxy is configured. Only with the explicit Proxy-Auto-Config (PAC) http://wpad.kit.edu/proxy.pac the proxy is activated. For help on how to configure this with common browsers, please refer to the following instructions.
Some applications may not understand the PAC protocol, and only offer to configure a single host name as a proxy. In this case, please use proxy.kit.edu (Port 3128). But because the proxy auto config offers a much more efficient distribution of the request (with a higher cache hit probability) to the individual proxies, this should be preferred to an individually configured host where possible.
Within Unix/Linux this configuration can also be made using environment variable; for this purpose please set http_proxy, https_proxy or ftp_proxy to “http://proxy.kit.edu:3128/”.