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« on: March 10, 2002, 01:26:19 PM »
I do NOT understand why Proxomitron must be set as SERVER in the programlist
in ZAP3.0 !!(??)
Anybody know why??
Proxo is set to have ACCESS rights to both trusted and internet zone,
but that's not good enough. Only giving it SERVER rights to the Internet zone works. That's really stupid - why server-rights???

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2002, 06:26:31 PM »
Hi and welcome!
ZA 3.0 is a buggy program and many ppl have reverted to their older versions. You might wish to do the same until the ppl at Zone Alarm releases a program without so many bugs in it. More in the other thread about ZA in this same forum :-)


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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2002, 09:30:13 PM »
What kind of program is Proxomitron?
It is a PROXY SERVER.




ps
Yes, I'm seeing buggy behavior in ZAP3.0

 
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2002, 10:31:30 PM »
quote:

What kind of program is Proxomitron?
It is a PROXY SERVER.




ps
Yes, I'm seeing buggy behavior in ZAP3.0

 



Hi,

A Proxy SERVER

I don't agree!

Proxomitron is a filter sitting between my browser CLIENT
(Netscape) and SERVES on the net.
Neither browser nor proxy is required to work as a server.
It is not necessary for a browser to *listen* to the net!
Access to the net is all that is required.
The browser ask a web server for elements of a site and opens
the ports it wants to communicate through. No need for the
browser to listen for anything else.

Netscape doesn't need server rights to communicate with web
servers!

From the Proxomitron help file:

"Instead it takes advantage of an old feature of
the web know as a "HTTP Proxy". This allows a
program to sit between your web browser and the
Internet at large. The Proxomitron uses this to
intercept all requests for web pages before your
browser gets to see them - allowing for everything
to be monitored, and possibly changed, by you first.

regards olebrummdk

 
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2002, 02:39:23 PM »
Your definition for what Proxomitron is is not correct.  A server is an application that sits and listen on a certain port number for client requests.  Arne's site here is served up by a web server, and your browser is the client.

The same applies to Proxomitron... it sits on a system and waits for a browser to call it into service.  

In addition, the other server qualities Proxomitron has is to serve other systems on the network.

Please go check your defitions.  Proxomitron is a server.

However Zone Alarm defines it is up to them, but this is how Proxomitron works.  If it was not a server, you wouldn't be able to sent requests to it.