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HTTP XML via a proxy

Posted on 2005-04-28
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am trying to migrat over to a new ISP for some personal stuff that i am doing and i think i might have an issue with this ISP. normally oi like to do a lot of XML stuff and this ISP states:
WebPermission to perform HTTP requests, e.g. to use external XML Web Services. The access must be done using a proxy server ntproxy.1and1.com on port 3128

now if i am using the code belwo how would i add the proxy server to this?

I called their helpdesk but they where as usfull as air conditioning in Iceland!:)

dim objXMLHTTP
      IF Request("WORD") = "" THEN
            SEARCH_STR = "somthing"
            SEARCH_STR = Request("WORD")
      END IF
URL = "http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q="& SEARCH_STR
Set objXMLHTTP = Server.CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
objXMLHTTP.Open "GET", URL, false

start = InStr(objXMLHTTP.responsetext, "<html>")
finish = InStr(objXMLHTTP.responsetext, "</html>")

amount = finish - start
extract = Mid(objXMLHTTP.responsetext,start,amount)

Response.Write extract

Set objXMLHTTP = Nothing
Question by:willa666
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Expert Comment

ID: 13892122
I have some good news and some bad news for you.

The good news is that you'd can do it but, you'd have to use the Msxml2.ServerXMLHTTPutility.

Set objXMLHTTP = Server.CreateObject("Msxml2.ServerXMLHTTP")

The bad news is that the setup of this object has to be done locally (preferably via the admin) with the use of proxycfg.exe


Now if they already have done this, then all you have to do is to use the object mentioned.

Author Comment

ID: 13893590
Hi b1xml2

I thought as much :(

well i opened a ticket with the ISP last night and we will see what happens. I guess if they say its a no go then i will ethier have to get a whole server or us another ISP.

achally could you recommend a good ISP that has a fair developer plan with ASP,MSSQL, xml included?
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b1xml2 earned 2000 total points
ID: 13893725
I have dealt with MaximumASP. Pricey but well worth it. They'd do the setup for you as well.

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