Thread: Proxy router .. sorta?
July 31st, 2002, 09:20 AM #1
Proxy router .. sorta?
Not sure what you would call this .. Here at work we have a proxy server. Well the proxy server uses HTTP with authentication. The only problem with this is that out of the three programs I normally use at home, AIM, Yahoo and MSN only AIM has the abilty to do a HTTP with username/password authentication. The other two its not an option.
So is there a program or something, that will allow me to setup my proxy settings and then allow me to connect to Yahoo and MSN normally? Kind of like a Proxy router. I don't know if that makes sense, it does in my head anyway If anyone has any ideas let me know here .. or shoot me an IM: Brendan17
Thanks in advance
July 31st, 2002, 09:25 AM #2
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July 31st, 2002, 09:38 AM #3
Thanks for that info, but its not the problem. I know how to set MSN and Yahoo up for proxy use. However our proxy is abit different, Yahoo and MSN don't have settings for what I need to do. So I am looking for a program that does something like this...
INTERNET --> (Proxy Program which holds proxy settings) -->
My programs running with no proxy settings.
See I want a program to act as a middleman for my software so they can operate as normal with no proxy settings and a piece of software will handle the proxy translations. I think that makes sense Thanks
July 31st, 2002, 09:40 AM #4
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HTTPort is what I think you want.....I'm not real sure because there is no obvious definition of what the program is specifically designed to do.
I tried to use this program a few days ago to get WinMX to work through a proxy server that didn't support SOCKS4. I was unsuccessful...I'm still not sure if it's possible for my situation.
It is not easy to set up....the documentation is poor, but there is a decent FAQ on the website.
Worth a look nevertheless...
July 31st, 2002, 09:42 AM #5
I don't know of any. Perhaps the proxy server can be set to always allow your IP address instead of requiring a logon.
Another idea, check for another another authentication method that you can use with the proxy software (Ie: client software).
edit -> kram's link looks promising
Last edited by DVNT1; July 31st, 2002 at 09:44 AM.
July 31st, 2002, 09:54 AM #6
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Yeah, I looked into it a bit more...I think it's exactly what you want. The program acts as a proxy server and tunnels the traffic through a http only proxy...it supports username/password authentication in http proxy
EDIT - bit more info: You can configure it encrypt the traffic so proxy logging is useless...may be a point of interest so techs don't nag you about using traffic you shouldn't be
Last edited by KraM; July 31st, 2002 at 09:58 AM.
July 31st, 2002, 10:08 AM #7
*HUGS Kram and does the happy dance* Woohoo It worked.. Thanks Kram, this program is exactly what I wanted. My friend had told me about this program, but he had only mentioned the second function. This program is cool
It can act as middleman like I wanted and tunnel all TCP/IP actions through it and a proxy server and then allow your software to not know the difference.
It can be setup on a remote machine OUTSIDE the network and be used to tunnel traffic through there. If you had a cable modem or DSL at home and where worried about work monitoring traffic, all they would see was you connected to your home machine and then your home machine does all the work. Might be abit slow for P2P stuff, but surfing or chatting would work well.
July 31st, 2002, 10:36 AM #8
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Hehe, no problems mate
BTW, I just got WinMX working with it!!! Didn't try hard enough before.
July 31st, 2002, 11:49 AM #9
July 31st, 2002, 11:57 AM #10
hey kram does that program bypass the proxy?
i can't view it till i get home cause we have websense for the children
July 31st, 2002, 12:20 PM #11
As I understand from that website, the other programs just connect to this HTTPORT program first (via IP/port address)... and then it redirects traffic out the proxy while making and needed authentication calls to the actual proxy server.
July 31st, 2002, 12:24 PM #12
No it doesn't bypass the Proxy, it uses the proxy settings and tunnels the TCP/IP rquests through a HTTP port and then reverses the prcess when the data come back in, you need a working proxy for the program to work.
July 31st, 2002, 05:22 PM #13
hrm im gonna take this to work and try it out now! thanks!
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