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[REBOL] [ALLY] Email and Proxies Re:

From: greg_piney:mcgraw-hill at: 31-Aug-2000 13:14

Wrong answer. My SMTP server is 'local' on the WAN. It appears that all IP traffic gets routed to the proxy if you define it in set-net. Our cern proxy is a proxy, not a firewall. We use a 'pac' file for routing. This 'pac' file is usually loaded into the Browser as part of auto configuration. The browser can then determine which addresses are 'direct' (no proxy - on the WAN). All other addresses are sent to the proxy. This is a pretty standard setup for a large corporation. The real answer here is that Rebol should not proxy a service unless proxy is defined for that service. Especially those a 'cern' proxy doesn't handle. By default, only HTTP, FTP, and gopher should be sent to a proxy. All other services should be sent direct unless a SOCKS proxy is defined for that service. Greg Piney S&P Web Engineering Terrence Brannon <[princepawn--MailAndNews--com]> on 08/31/2000 10:45:04 AM To: Greg Piney/McGraw-Hill/[US--MCGRAW-HILL] cc: [ally--rebol--com] Subject: RE: [REBOL] [ALLY] Email and Proxies [holger--rebol--com] sent a msg to the REBOL list about 2-3 days ago stating that you cannot access external smtp servers across a cern firewall, only socks4 or socks5 Here is the URL to his archived msg.
>===== Original Message From [greg_piney--mcgraw-hill--com] >[greg_piney--mcgraw-hill--com] on 08/29/2000 03:27:56 PM >Please respond to [ally--rebol--com] > >To: [ally--rebol--com] >cc: (bcc: Greg Piney/McGraw-Hill/US) > >Subject: [ALLY] Email and Proxies > >Holger, > >I was trying to show off Rebol and ran into either a bug or my own stupidity. > >I was trying to send a simple email (one liner) to show some people >how powerful Rebol is. It failed. >After about an hour I found out why. > >I recently changed my 'user.r' to use generic (Cern) proxy. We are behind a >Netscape Proxy server. This proxy server does not allow mail out. Mail is >handled by another machine. Most mail clients do not talk to the proxy >server at all. The reason why I say this is that I changed my 'set-net' >to go to the socks server and all was well. Works like the Champ that >it is. Something tells me you need a 'proxy/noproxy' setting in SMTP. >Or, it really is some kind of bug. > >TIA, > >Greg Piney >Standard and Poor's Web Engineering
terrence-brannon: [[princepawn--yahoo--com] perl-refugee myth-gamer] free-email: free-usenet: ; all the above is real REBOL code, believe it or not.