Connect over a proxy server...

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CyberWarrior

Connect over a proxy server...

Post by CyberWarrior » Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:34 pm

Can you please tell me how to connect over a proxy server ?

Thank you!

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Post by Renier » Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:36 am

It must be an invisible proxy, and then you just connect to the port. PopTray doesn't have any support for SOCKS etc.

CyberWarrior

Thanks for the reply

Post by CyberWarrior » Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:18 am

Thanks for your reply!

Will there be support for SOCKS, etc. soon? Can you give me a rough estimate of how long the implementation of all these should take?

Thanks again.

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Post by Renier » Wed Jul 02, 2003 2:37 pm

Doing SOCKS support sounds like a job for a plugin...

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Post by Attila » Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:16 pm

And less then two years later it is available .... :)
Download my SOCKS plugin from:
PopTray's SourceForge download page

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Post by martin-wb » Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:18 am

Hi Attila,

many thanks for your Plugin.
Here is my feedback for you:

Unfortunately, I do not get any connection via your plugin.
I tried to reach my mailbox over AVM KEN! (Software router). Despite correct attitudes I get only faults: "Socket Error # 11001".
My attitudes: 192.168.153.142 port: 1080 or 3128
Not led the test also to use different Socket combination or also none to any success.
My operating system: Windows XP+SP2

Greetings Martin

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Post by Attila » Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:59 pm

Hi Martin,

11001 means 'Host not found'.
By default for socks you should use port 1080.
At plug-in options:
- Are you sure that you correctly entered the IP address of your socks server ?
- Do you have socks 4, 4a or 5 version ? Have you selected it correctly ?
- If socks 5, then have you entered the username and password belonging to the socks server(and not to the mailbox) ?

Can you please provide me an 'Ethereal' trace ? You can download Ethereal from www.ethereal.com . To be able to capture with it you also have to download and install WinPCap.
Be aware that from the trace file your username and password for your proxy server can be read which is not a problem for you because you are inside a private network. But after, your username and password for your mailbox also can be read, which maybe you don't want. (Although my plug-in supports APOP, and with it the mailbox password is encoded(hashed).) So after making trace change your password for the mailbox or use a test-mailbox if you don't trust me. :)

regards,
   Attila

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Re: Connect over a proxy server...

Post by Zythan » Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:52 am

Hello,
Renier wrote:It must be an invisible proxy, and then you just connect to the port.
What do you mean by an "invisible proxy", I have a setup like:

Client <-> LAN Proxy <-> LAN FireWall <-> ISP

I have defined the POP port on the proxy and simply put the proxy IP as the POP server in PopTray. And things work OK (except with 3.2b1). Is this what you mean ?

Regards.

Zythan

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