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Old_Dog asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have two HP4100N laserjets which come with small web servers installed.

ip addresses are on the same subnet mask asth client boxes and server.

The server runs tcp/ip and DLC protocol.

I have a router out to the Net with a Proxy at

I SHOULD be able to connect to the web server(s) from any client box through IE6, but I get nothing.

However, if I disable the Proxy settings on the client I can see the web servers with no problem ( or 81)

What have I missed?  Is this a case of using LMHOSTS (which I've successfully ignored/avoided for years)?  I'm sure this is so easy it's totally above me :)

The Proxy is Winroute Pro.


Watch Question

Since your printer is on your local subnet, you may want to bypass proxy server for the local addresses (that is a setting in IE 6: Tools -> Internet options -> Connections -> Lan Settings -> Bypass proxy ...)
The other way is to tell same thing on the proxy. If you set up your proxy to direct such html request to the printer, you will probably be able to control web access to the printer in a proxy.

Goran Ristic

Your clients are configured to send all requests to the Proxy server.  When you are in the browser settings, you can go into the advanced section and there is a spot to type in addresses that should not be sent to the proxy.  Type in the IP addresses (if this is what you are typing in the browser) seperated by semicolons.  This should get you connected.


Thanks guys -

scraig, now that sounds promising; y'know, I've never looked further than my own nose, it seems, when cofiguring a Proxy server on a client :)

It even allows wildcards.  Woopeedoo!

Question though - for an extra 50 points, is it possible to create a list of "not for Proxy" addresses that can be applied in Group Policy?  So I don't have to configure 30 clients?  Yeah?  Yeah?

Here's hoping...

I know for a fact you can with Win2k.  On 4.0 I think you had to use some special thing from the IE resource kit to be able to do that.  What I used to do was hunt down the registry key (your settings in IE for these exclusions are stored there) and then deliver a .reg file from the logon script.  That always worked well.  If memory serves, the registry key is the same for both NT and 95/98.

Hope that helps!

Now that I have a couple extra minutes, I can clarify on that answer.  When I said Win2k, I meant Active Directory.  AD's group policy holds that key for sure.  Like I said though, you can put it in a .reg file and deliver it through a script (regedit can be run silently with a /s).  I have done this quite a few times with much success.


Thanks for your help folks, but Goran gets the Brownie points since this solved the problem.

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