[REBOL] [ALLY] Email and Proxies Re:(2)
From: hopeless:eircom at: 31-Aug-2000 18:45
I'm only a newbie, but according to the REBOL official guide you can
selectively disable proxies for each protocol by doing
This worked for me as I had the same problem (I think)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [greg_piney--mcgraw-hill--com] [mailto:[greg_piney--mcgraw-hill--com]]
> Sent: 31 August 2000 18:15
> To: [list--rebol--com]
> Subject: [REBOL] [ALLY] Email and Proxies Re:
> Importance: Low
> 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
> 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]
>cc: (bcc: Greg Piney/McGraw-Hill/US)
>Subject: [ALLY] Email and Proxies
>I was trying to show off Rebol and ran into either a bug or my own
>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.
>Standard and Poor's Web Engineering
terrence-brannon: [[princepawn--yahoo--com] perl-refugee myth-gamer]
; all the above is real REBOL code, believe it or not.