Help setup proxy server for Firefox 3.6

By joshuamays
Jan 25, 2010
  1. Was going to run an online antivirus program ESET NOD32, but im required to run it through a proxy server. i know its not rocket science to set it up, but im unsure of what websites to trust in finding legit free servers to use. and a lil setup explanation would be helpful as well. thx

    i got it figured out. no more problems.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Make sure Windows is fully updated using Windows Update, and include IE8. Use IE8 for the ESET scan, but keep Firefox the default browser
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    A normal client configuration is like
    isp--- modem --- router --- (all ports ) -- client systems
    A proxy implementation is more like
    isp--- modem --- router --- proxy system ---(proxied ports) client systems
                          |                                      |
                          +-----non-proxied ports----------------+
    the systems are configure such that the router performs a port forward of ports(x,y,z) to the proxy system
    and thus the clients can not get replies from the ISP on those ports.
    The clients are then config'd to use the proxy for ports(x,y,z) which will be able to send/reply to the web.

    The content filtering, whitelist/blacklist rules and A/V system runs on the proxy system and protects ALL clients using the proxy.
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