Networking

Configuring the proxy settings for WinHTTP-based applications programmatically using Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file

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A description of the Web Proxy Auto Detect (WPAD) feature The WPAD feature lets services locate an available proxy server by querying a DHCP option or by locating a particular DNS record. For more information about the advantages and disadvantages of using DNS instead of DHCP for WPAD, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 816320 How to configure firewall and Web proxy client Autodiscovery in Windows Server 2003   The WPAD protocol works as follows: Using the DHCP and/or DNS network protocols, the URL of a Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file is discovered. […]

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Configuring SSH as a service on Windows Server for Remote Command Executions from another Windows Server/System without Password prompt and/or using public/private keys Authentication

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Primarily involves: Install on the system on which you want to run the commands remotely Installing CygWin Within Cygwin, install SSH complete Then Run “ssh-host-config” Choose “Should privilege separation be used” yes Start `net start sshd’   Install on system from which you want to do a remote command invocation: Installing CygWin Within Cygwin, install SSH complete ssh-keygen -t rsa -C username@localsystem Copy the key from /home/username/.ssh/id_rsa.pub Updated that in /home/username/.ssh/known_hosts Now ssh username@destinationsystem should simply logon you to the remote system