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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8062034

Java not utilising PAC or WPAD

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    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_7

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      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.7.0_71"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_71-b14)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 24.71-b01, mixed mode, sharing)

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Windows 7x64 but using I.E. x86.

      EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
      Windows 2008R2 domain, standard Dell Optiplex 380 desktops using MS certified drivers via Dell.

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      If Internet Explorer is set to "automatic proxy" Java shows proxy=DIRECT in the console for any requests. Changing Java control panel to reflect proxy settings does nothing. If Internet Explorer specifies a proxy then Java shows the correct proxy and works, again irrespective of what settings are present in the java control panel.

      We do not have a DIRECT path to the internet, all internet traffic must pass through one of 3 proxies available on the internet. Our WPAD.DAT

      No infrastructure changes and the system can be "downgraded" to 7u67 with no issues. 7u67 correctly picks up the WPAD.DAT file and interprets the correct proxy.

      REGRESSION. Last worked in version 7u67

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      1) install 7u71
      2) have an internet stream that CANNOT proxy=DIRECT
      3) have an environment that can utilise a WPAD setting
      4) Set internet explorer to use "automatic proxy detection"
      5) monitor java console to note proxy=DIRECT
      6) close all instances of IE
      7) set IE to the static proxy settings
      8) observe java console for correct proxy=xxxxxxxxxxx

      in all cases the java control panel settings were ignored, be they set to PAC, automatic or static proxy.

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      I expected 7u71 to interrogate the WPAD response and use the proxy accordingly. I did not expect to manually enter the proxy details in IE.
      ACTUAL -
      Neither WPAD nor java control panel settings were garnered for use by Java

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      Manual proxy inputted. This will not be suitable as our WPAD sents appropriate domains to different proxies. Should be noted that 7u67 (and predecessors) had no issues using the same WPAD; our infrastructure has not changes in (literally) years.

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        1. 01.7r71.txt
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        2. 01.8u40.txt
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        3. 02.7r71.txt
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        4. 02.8u40.txt
          49 kB
        5. wpad_test_workaround.dat
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        6. wpad_test.dat
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              • Assignee:
                dcherepanov Dmitry Cherepanov
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                webbuggrp Webbug Group
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