Getting MSN Messanger to work through the firewall...?
Posted on 2001-06-26
According to the help doco available with MSN Messanger, you should be able to get it to work through a firewall. However, no matter what I try, I cannot get it to sign in.
I'm connecting over a LAN, through a proxy and I've put in the proxy name so it should work fine... However it does not.
I'm not even sure where it's failing, because it just returns the stock standard error message saying: Service is not responding, proxy is wrong or you're not connected to the internet...
I'm not a firewall buff, but I know it's possible to block certain kinds of traffic, or traffic to & from certain servers. Could it be possible that MSN is being blocked by my co.'s firewall? How might I test this out and/or get around it?