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IE 5.0 and Proxy configuration loophole.

By bsatnan ·
A proxy server was just installed at my company. All workstations were upgraded to IE 5.0. We have noticed that if the "use proxy server" checkbox is unchecked after the proxy settings have been inserted, the machine still uses the proxy(files stillget cached), but does not show up on the list of connected users and does not log to the proxy log files. This concerns us greatly because there are a few people accessing X-rated content during business hours and we cannot verify it with the proxy log files.Is this a bug in IE 5.0, or is it a configuration problem with our proxy server? IE versions 4.01 and 3.02 do not allow the browser access when set up the same way. One final note...the proxy server is set up - strangely...the consultant who installed itset it up as follows...ISDN line into a stand alone 8 port hub. That hub has one port connected to a PIX firewall which then goes out of the PIX into an internal 10/100 switch. The other port out of the 8 port hub goes into the proxy server, then out of t

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by bschorr In reply to IE 5.0 and Proxy configur ...

What I'm guessing is going on is that the Winsock Proxy has been installed on those workstations and when you uncheck the Use Proxy settings, the browser is just using the Winsock proxy instead.

If you check THAT service you'll probably see them on the list of connected users there.

To prevent that you could uninstall the Winsock proxy client from those workstations (note that this will disable any Winsock applications that need to use the proxy) which will force them to use the HTTP proxy in order for IE to work.

You should also have log files for the Winsock proxy that you could check to see what their activity is.

Your question about the odd connection setup got cut off so I don't know what's up there. Obbviously your proxy server is not behind your PIX firewall, which strikes me as curious, but that's not necessarily a problem.

I assume your workstations connect to the Proxy Server...in which case any workstations connecting through the Proxy server aren't behindthe PIX firewall eit

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by TechAdmin In reply to IE 5.0 and Proxy configur ...

You probably find an answer to your question.
you should close it.

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