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Old 12-13-2002, 02:59 PM   #1
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What is a proxy?

In setting up some ad blocker software (Guide) that was suggested to me by a kind person on here, the procedure for setting it up with my browser (Mozilla) require me to select different options, depending on whether or not my browser is using a proxy.

But I don't know the answer. :-( My RH8.0 system is on a LAN which has a Windows XP machine accessing the internet through a dial-up modem to an ISP. Through some sort of magic, the Linux machine is also allowed to access the Internet. But I am not sure if that constitutes a "proxy" or not. What is a proxy??

Thanks for any help.

Newbie John
Old 12-13-2002, 03:20 PM   #2
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probably not, best to just try it. in mozilla click ->edit->preferences->advanced->proxies. if it's still set to direct connection to the internet, then your not. click ->manual proxy config, fill in in the http box and port 8000, and you should be set.


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