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Internet access for Macs through MS Prox

By brianp ·
We recently replaced an outdated firewall with Microsoft Proxy Server to provide internet acces for our NT network. After installing the Proxy client on the PCs, they all work fine. The problem is in getting the Macs to do the same. Is there an equivalent client piece for Macs, if not what am I missing? They can ping the proxy and vice versa, and I have made what I thought were the appropriate settings changes in their browsers, but still no go. They had no problem going through the firewall in the past, but returning to that solution is not an option. Any suggestions?

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by csheltcomp In reply to Internet access for Macs ...

You should use Apple Share. You will need to also set apple share up on your server. This will kind of work as an emulation. That way there is apple share at both ends. Gotta love macs, we have several on our network and this has been the easiest way to accomplish the goal.

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by jlauture In reply to Internet access for Macs ...

As long as you have TCP/IP services on your MAC configured you should be able to go out to the Internet by addding the IP server's internal IP address to Internet Explorer's proxy settings tab on the MAC. Also on the proxy server be sure WINSOCKs proxy is running according to Microsoft TCP/IP on the MAC will use the SOCKS Proxy.

Hope this helps.

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by LadyElsa In reply to Internet access for Macs ...

I'm not sure how you have your Macs set up, but this is how we have ours where I'm at:

Under AppleMenu->Control Panels->TCP/IP:

For "Name Server Address", put your proxy server's IP.

Then, in whatever programs you're using for the Internet,set the proxy's IP in the settings. IE and Netscape have absolutely no problem with this, but FTP programs and Telnet programs sometimes do. Fetch refuses to accept it, and I've tried repeatedly. I think this is our proxy server admin's doing, though, in part...

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by lomwebdesign In reply to Internet access for Macs ...

I know of a utility called MacLan which is a cross-platform utility, that allows Windows and Mac to communicate. I do not know if it allows for internet access. You can find it at www.miramarsys.com

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