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Old 12-06-2004, 08:58 AM   #1
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Slackware 10.0 proxy connection

I have set up a home network with a proxy server providing internet access for the entire house (soon to be changed, but still). This computer is, regrettably, running win98 and has an always on broadband connection. I recntly put slackware 10.0 on my computer, after a six month gap since it blew up on me, so I have forgotten a lot of the linux I knew.

Now, to get to the point, I also installed Slackware on one of my housemates computers, and he was able to connect to the internet via the proxy server, just by putting the proxy settings into the mozilla settings. I on the otherhand just keep getting that I am not authorised whenever I try to connect the same way. These are the things I have thought of so far:

There isn't a network connection? - Yes there is, I do a scanport and the server shows up, with all the ports open, I can ping the server and everything is all hunkydory.

The network is set up wrong? - I've checked the cables, everything is fine, the machine is also a duel boot, and the proxy works fine with windoze. I can also connect to the win98 server using sambre, and access files.

The proxy has reached it's limit? - nope, checked.

The firewall on the server is blocking it? - I have allowed all the computers in the network range access to the server, and my linux computer is in that range, none of the other machines have a problem.

OK, so I'm not asking for a solution, but just some suggestions of things I can check, it's been a while and I can't remember a lot. Any ideas?
Old 12-06-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
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did you run "netconfig" ?
( and choose proper settings )



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