[PROXYPER] Proxy connection :Unable to send request

Jeff Lawson jlawson at bovine.net
Thu Mar 9 19:44:58 EST 2000

The terminology "hostname" is referenced in the configuration, but an IP
address is equally acceptable.  If an IP address is supplied, it will be
used directly and no name resolution process will need to be done by the
proxy to resolve it.

If you are running a personal proxy on the same machine as the client, you
can typically configure your client to connect to the hostname
"localhost", as DHS points out.  

That won't work in the case where you have configured your personal proxy
to bind its listener to a specific IP address, and NOT "" (blank) NOR
"", which tells it to bind to all interfaces (including the
localhost interface).

On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, Keef wrote:

> the machine you are on is localhost.  I'm not sure, but I assume it asks for
> a hostname because sometimes network IP's can be similar to Inet IP's (in
> the lower classes)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: DHS <dx7 at earthlink.net>
> To: <proxyper at lists.distributed.net>
> Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 10:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [PROXYPER] Proxy connection :Unable to send request
> Can someone address why the Client parameter 2/6/3 is asking for "Host Name"
> over the IP Addy of the NIC/Machine that the PerProxy is located on?
> I ask because I run a Client and my LAN's PerProxy on the same machine. I
> have been running with all Client's parameter 2/6/3 set to the IP Addy of
> the PerProxy's machine/NIC. It has been working very well.
> This seems very subtle, but I don't get the significance.
> Thanks,
> Duncan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuck <RC5 at atthe.net>
> To: proxyper at lists.distributed.net <proxyper at lists.distributed.net>
> Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 22:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [PROXYPER] Proxy connection :Unable to send request
> >This behavior resulted from client config settings
> >2/6/2  auto select key server
> >2/6/3 host name and
> >2/6/4 port
> >were set to connect directly to a key server and not to the proxy.
> >so the client was looking for the key server for keys, not the proxy
> >but after it connected to the key server it sent the packets through the
> proxy
> >because the proxy settings were set properly
> >all works well now
> >
> >
> >At 05:41 PM 3/1/00 -0800, you wrote:
> >>personal proxy "ver 313 win32"
> >>the problem is that the clients can ONLY connect and download  work units
> >>to the proxy when that client's machine is connected
> >>to the internet by modem "packets are not going out over the modem
> >>connection on the client machine"  otherwise they run out of packets and
> >>give this error:
> >>
> >>[Mar 01 07:00:08 UTC] 52 RC5 packets (189 work units) remain in
> buff-in.rc5
> >>[Mar 01 07:00:08 UTC] Projected ideal time to completion: 0.16:44:51.00
> >>[Mar 01 07:00:08 UTC] 17 RC5 packets (64 work units) are in buff-out.rc5
> >>
> >>[Mar 01 07:00:45 UTC] Connected to distributed.net:80
> >>                       via HTTP proxy
> >>[Mar 01 07:00:46 UTC] FetchRC5::Unable to send request (-1.168).
> >>
> >>even the machine that is running the proxy has to have a modem connection
> >>to get packets to and from the client
> >>when each machine is connected by modem everything works perfectly
> >>this seems like a DNS problem but am at a loss as how to fix it
> >>
> >>
> >>Happy Cracking
> >>Chuck at AtThe.net
> >
> >
> >
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