Tutorial 5: Use a Proxy Server
This short tutorial shows you how to use NewsDesk with a proxy server.
If you are required to use a proxy server to access the Internet, you may need to turn on NewsDesk proxy server support and tell NewsDesk where to find your proxy server. If your proxy server requires a user name and password, don't worry... NewsDesk supports that too.
NewsDesk reads your Internet Explorer connection settings and uses the proxy server configured there by default. So, you may not need to turn on NewsDesk proxy server support.
However, if your network administrator has configured Internet Explorer to use an automatic configuration script, or if you use another Internet browser, NewsDesk will not be able to access the Internet Explorer proxy configuration. In this case, you must turn on NewsDesk proxy server support.
To turn on proxy server support, you must be able to answer these questions:
- What is the proxy server address?
- What is the proxy server port?
- Does the proxy server require authentication?
Ask your network administrator if you don't have the answers to these questions.
Turn On Proxy Server Support
Proxy Server support isn't on by default, so let's go ahead and turn it on. Edit your NewsDesk options.
Select the Connection tab.
Select Use a proxy server, then enter your proxy server address and port. If you don't know your proxy server address and port, ask your network administrator.
If you must enter a user name and password to use your proxy server, select This proxy server requires authentication.
NewsDesk uses HTTP 1.1 by default. A very few proxy servers support only HTTP 1.0. If you use an HTTP 1.0 proxy server, select This proxy server requires HTTP 1.0.
Login To Your Proxy Server
If you selected This proxy server requires authentication, NewsDesk will prompt you to login to your proxy server.
NewsDesk does not store your proxy server user name and password, so you will be prompted to login to your proxy server each time you start NewsDesk.