[RC5] Personal proxy assistance needed

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sun May 17 23:23:59 EDT 1998

Hi all:  I've got a personal proxy that's not connecting 
to Distributed.Net.  I need some help in getting it to 
connect, or I'd like to know how to flush the buffers 
another way.

I'm running an isolated network (two Netware test 
servers, one Win95 test computer, one Win31 test 
computer) in order to do some testing and development of 
a mail system.  I've put these computers to work on RC5, 
just 'cos I can.  My own Win95 computer has two NICs, one 
to the isolated network with an IP address assigned by 
me, the other to the  Corporate network with an IP 
address assigned by our Network group.  My computer 
doesn't perform any routing, so the isolated network 
remains truly isolated.

My computer runs an RC5 client too, which connects nicely 
to Distributed.Net through the Corporate firewall on the 
second NIC.   It's set to speak HTTP to the firewall 
address, and I use a Telnet port and keyserver.  

There is also a personal proxy running on it, to which 
the computers in the isolated network nicely connect 
through the first NIC.  However, I haven't been able to 
connect the personal proxy to Distributed.Net with any 
combination of firewall or Telnet settings I can think 
of.  The idea, of course, is that the proxy speaks to the 
downstream clients on the one NIC, but to the upstream 
keyservers on the other NIC.

Other applications (Telnet, Ping) are able to find the 
appropriate host on either the isolated network or the 
Corporate network without trouble.  I think it might help 
if I had the IP address of an upstream keyserver rather 
than trying to validate a DNS name through the firewall...

The buffers of the personal proxy are building up 
rapidly, with several thousand blocks waiting to be 
flushed upstream.  It can't fetch new blocks either, so 
I've been populating the clients on the isolated net with 
buffers I collect using the client on my computer. That's 
tedious, and I'd much rather have the personal proxy do 
the work...

Any hints or help appreciated!

Bob Jonkman                         SOBAC Microcomputer Services
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