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how come i can cannot connect to msn messenger and music download sites on networked computers. i can
access them on the server but not the two networked computers. it says this is because of a proxy. what
does this mean and how can i sort it?
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A 'proxy' is a piece of software that allows many clients to use to browse the internet. The server running the proxy software gets the pages on behalf of the clients and sends it back to the client. This increases security and speed for the user.

unfortunately, unless it is configured to do so, it will block any non-internet traffic ( anything thats not browsing or ftp'ing ).

So if it does not work it probably is not configured to do so. It also requires a version of 'proxy' that supports 'socks' to be able to allow this anyway.


Hope this helps.
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by:trath
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UK wizard is 100% correct, I cant even add anything else to his statement.
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by:scraig84
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Well, the only thing I would say different is really a technicality.  Proxies typically do not "block" this type of traffic.  When I think of something blocking, traffic is arriving and the device does not let it pass.  However, in a typical proxied environment, without a socks client or something else, the traffic will not know how to get out to the Internet, since there is no default way out of the local network.  Therefore the proxy is not directly to blame, although a typical proxy environment is... if that makes any sense.
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this was easy to understand and not to techinical
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