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Proxy server

by clinton5 / April 22, 2004 9:40 PM PDT

After ten years of satisfactory service with Netscape I have suddenly been denied access with the message "The connection was refused when attempting to contact the proxy server you have configured. Please check your proxy settings and try again." Problem is, I don't even know what a proxy server is, much less how to change or fix any proxy settings. And since I can't access Netscape I can't get any help from them. Using explorer and google I can get some Netscape stuff, but no help or way to contact them. Suggestions would be most welcome.

Clint

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''What'' has changed or been changed on the system.
by Cursorcowboy / April 22, 2004 9:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Proxy server

Educate yourself regarding "Proxy" by reading through some of the articles in the MSKB library and contact Netscape for a resolution.

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Re:Proxy server
by Kees Bakker / April 23, 2004 4:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Proxy server

A proxy is something with your ISP, referenced in the preferences in you browser. If the reference is wrong, you can get errors like this.

http://www.mnstate.edu/voeller/netscape4xproxydirections.htm tells you how to set or clear the proxy settings in Netscape Navigator. Isn't it in the Netscape help?

First I should clear the settings. Then maybe contact your ISP what they expect you to fill in (if they prefer you fill in something).

Note: If you use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) on a home network, the computer running ICS is considered a proxy by the other one. But I don't assume that's the case with you.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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