[rc5] Proxy problems

Ivo Janssen ivo at ricardis.tudelft.nl
Fri Jul 18 22:27:04 EDT 1997

On Fri, 18 Jul 1997, James Knowles wrote:

> >> I've got a couple machines behind a really brutal firewall. 
> >
> >Well this one is simple. I've got the same situation (brutal firewall
> >which even strips java applet of out html). But the solution:
> >Get your config to work with port 23 (telnet). That's all!
> >
> >In the configmenu: Option 6: Network comm mode [default:1]
> >Set it to mode 2) I can communicate freely on telnet ports
> >
> >So don't mess with uuencoding or local HTTP-proxy's. To difficult..
> Hmmm.... this doesn't seem to work. I'm getting a message in the
> log file about once a second:
> >Network::Error Read Failed 27/0
> >The proxy says: "Bovine Proxy KeyServer (Build 2099)"
> >Network::Error Read Failed 27/0
> >The proxy says: "Welcome to my nightmare. (x162-50.chem.umn.edu)"
> This last one isn't indicitive of anything, is it? :-) 

Well, the proxy return its welcome message (one of the proxy's is
named nightmare :-) ), so you do have connection!
No idea why it doesn't come up with "Getting blocks from server",
because you DO have contact!


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