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[REBOL] Re: AleME proxy problems

From: gabriele::colellachiara::com at: 22-Jun-2006 10:59

Hi Alessandro, On Thursday, June 22, 2006, 9:53:22 AM, you wrote: AM> FireFox browser -------> PROXY ------------> server apache AM> (port 3300) (enabled: 80 (port 80) AM> (disabled:5400 If you put it this way, then it's a firewall, not a proxy. (NAT is somewhat in between, although it is usually referred to as proxy .) What Petr was referring to is - to make the HTTP example - something like Squid. In this scenario the client connects to the proxy which in turn connects to the server; all three must be using the same protocol, or at least understand each other's protocol. But Petr is wrong in that AltMe can work with all proxies, since AltMe does not use HTTP or any other standard protocol that a proxy could understand. (It can work with proxies that allow plain TCP connections using the SOCKS protocol, though.) So, if you are under a firewall, that only allows certain ports out, the only way is to ask the admins to enable AltMe's port. (It would be nice if the AltMe server would also listen on additional common ports, like 80 or so; however this can confuse many proxies, firewalls and IDS because it would be using a custom protocol on the HTTP port.) If you need to pass thru a HTTP proxy then you are completely out of luck, because AltMe does not use HTTP. If you are under a SOCKS proxy then AltMe should work. Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <> --- Colella Chiara software division ---