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Old 05-21-2003, 10:16 PM   #1
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Connecting to the Net via WinNT Server

I am trying to setup a Redhat 8 machine to connect to the net through our lan. The Server in Win NT.
When i setup the proxy to the ip address of the server and port 80, it tries to connect but it displays a "Error 407 Proxy Authentication Required".
Is there an application or setting i need to changed. My NT Log on and Password are the same as my linux user name and password.

Any idea's?

Thanks Tim
Old 05-22-2003, 01:04 AM   #2
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Ahh, if you're having difficulty using a windoze proxy server, I feel your pain. I've been through this, and found a solution.

Grab the following python script from:

and run it on your Redhat box. This will get you past the authentication issue you're having.

On a side note - this very same question was one of the first I asked on this forum, along with my own answer to it. Did you try searching before asking the question?
Old 05-22-2003, 11:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Rohang.

Although it didn't fix the problem.

For some reason the win clients hanging off the nt server arn't connecting to a proxy.

Anyway i downloaded Proxy+ and installed it on a win client and connect the linux box through it via socks and it works fine.
Proxy+ can run as a service on Win 2K so the user of the pc will never know.

the sooner we migrate to linux servers the better, microsoft sucks.

Thanks again.


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