Tue, 3 Sep 1996 17:26:34 +0800 (WST)
On Mon, 2 Sep 1996, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> I know this isn't supposed to be a technical support list, but since the
> advice started here, I have a question. What is the procedure if the
> proxy server you are using is not connecting short of undoing the option
> and going back to stright contact to web sites?
1) As a temporary measure, you could remove the proxy entries from the
networking options of Netscape. This may not work however as many
firewalls block http traffic from insode a site that does not originate
from the proxy/cache server(s) - this is the way I do it to force people
to use our caching proxy server to help save on bandwidth.
2) Get hold of the sysadmin and politely indicate that there is a problem
and ask them when it might be fixed. If that does not work - gradually
escalate the request up the IT hierarchy!
Robert Hart firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice: +61 (0)91 72 0429 Fax: +61 (0)91 72 3560
Hedland College, PMB 1, South Hedland WA 6722 Australia