Force an application to use proxy

March 3, 2009 at 05:50:52
Specs: win 2003 server
Hello Everybody.
I have a nice problem:
i need an application to get to a url i give it, but trough a proxy.
Now, the application does not support proxy usage, so that i have to work it around.
I was thinking about 2 options:
- "injecting" the proxy in the url i need the app to surf. Something like: http://proxy:port/url
which did not work.
- Writing a .pac file on the server, and "injecting" the path of the file in the url, chaned somehow with the url i need the app to surf to.
But i have no idea how to do it...


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March 3, 2009 at 14:46:52
You need to talk to the system admin. They might allow you to bypass their proxy.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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March 4, 2009 at 00:35:07
I am the sys admin.
And there is no way to bypass the proxy from this net...

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March 4, 2009 at 07:33:56
Now, the application does not support proxy usage, so that i have to work it around.

You're kidding right!?!?

At the risk of sounding (and maybe in this case even "being") rude, "WHERE IS YOUR HEAD AT?"

If the application doesn't support using a proxy your ONLY recourse is to:

a) Find another application that does the same job but does allow use of a proxy


b) Contact the manufacturer of said application and try to talk them into rewriting it to allow proxy usage.

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March 5, 2009 at 00:19:25
You've probably never been a sys admin of a big organization, uh?

well if you have, you should know that every product you buy, is mostly by an auction, so that changing the product can take a very looong time and money.
And also, you can always make a feature request from the manufacturer, but you should know that it can also take months, so that, in the meantime you have to find a work around.

So, if you have anything to suggest, i'll be very glad to hear.

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March 5, 2009 at 04:51:16
Actually, in the 15+ years I've been involved in the IT industry I've been sysadmin for small, medium and large companies and any software I purchased was done so only after exhaustive research to ensure the application(s) did what we needed them to do and would interface properly with the rest of the hardware and software in our environment.

I've never gone to, or participated in, a "software auction" and I would NEVER buy anything without first thoroughly testing it. If that's not the case where you work you have my sincerest sympathy.

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