Firstly, it depends on whether you're able to change proxy settings. If these are locked down at the system level it might be hard, but installing a third-party browser such as Firefox which handles its proxy settings for itself might allow you to customise these settings.
This was pretty much what I did on one of the University computers when I kept getting automated warning emails because the proxy thought that freshmeat.net was a porn site.
Some networks will not allow external communication unless it is through a proxy, so your options are to either use the proxy provided, or go through an external one.
a very nice explanation thanx symphonix.
can u direct me what do i have to do to bypass in firefox the proxy settings?
and also what can be done to access ftp sites through firefox cause that is the main problem im having with the proxy server.
here is what i get when trying to connect to the ftp:
Technical Information (for support personnel)
* Error Code: 502 Proxy Error. The password was not allowed. The password might have been changed or typed incorrectly. Try typing the password again. If the problem continues, contact the administrator for the remote server and report the problem. (12014)
* IP Address: xxx.xx.xxx.xx
* Date: 10/6/2005 11:07:43 πμ
* Server: xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxx.xx
* Source: proxy
the xxxxxx is to cover personal information
does that look like ftp access blocking? or is it something else? a firefox setting or macosx setting?
thanx in advance
p.s. the password has not changed nor typed incorrectly
I was having problems loging into my site via CyberDuck FTP program in order to upload new content on a university network and found that by simply unticking the ftp proxie in preferences i was able to use the program when before i was unable to login. Thanks for the help.
ok cool site but can i move files from this "http ftp app" to a webserver or a webmail account? like yahoo that has 1gb storage capabilities? so i can the download easy from http cause this ftp http site isnt working for me seems proxie still blocks it