INTRODUCTION:Here How to Set up Proxy server Because most large organizations, schools, workplaces etc.Use Computer, it is sometimes difficult to find an administrator who knows how set up a proxy on a Mac. This thread will explain the basics of setting up a proxy server on a Mac using Leopard. (Other versions of Mac are similar.)
If you ever use your Mac on a large network such as at work, at a university or at a library, you will probably need to set up a proxy. You can even set up a proxy for your own “personal” reasons.
Networks use proxies to control and limit the access from unauthorized users to unauthorized content. In addition, proxies make network speeds faster because a proxy server stores information from previous visits to the cache. When that site is revisited, the proxy will compare the old information with the new information. Because the network does not have to reload each page fresh, the network will be much faster.
SETUP:To set up a proxy using Mac Leopard, open your system preferences and select “Network.” Select Internet Connection. Click on the network that you are using; it is usually has a green circle next to it. Then, click on “Advanced…” Click on the “Proxies” tab.
Please note-If you are using Tiger, you will need to double click on the network and click on the “Proxy” tab rather than clicking on “Advanced”.
ENTER THE PROXY INFORMATION:
Now change you configuration manually, unless you are using a PAC file. A PAC file is used to limit access to the Internet. For example, a business will limit what websites its employees can visit.
In the box labeled, “Select a protocol to configure:” select the protocols that you want to use with the proxy or proxies. Then, configure each protocol by entering the “FTP Proxy Server” address and the password if required. Note that each protocol must be configured separately.
Once the proxies are configured, you can enter sites that do not need the proxy settings by entering the hosts and domains in the box labeled, “Bypass proxy setting for these Hosts & Domains:” For example, if you can access the university website without the proxy, enter that domain in the “Bypass” box. Click “OK” and “Apply.”
Here is a little list of some proxies:
yoursecretbrowsing.info IP:220.127.116.11flashpoxy.info IP:18.104.22.168
I hope this helps other Mac users at least understand how to set up a proxy. Don’t forget you can add custom proxy servers to the server address box for privately owned proxies.