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Feb 00

Resolution to Bypassing Socks Proxy

Ok no one helped out with this one (it was a pretty obscure problem, after all), so it was down to some good ol’ Holmesian deduction and detective work on the web :). Google is a brilliant search engine for things like this. Web Forum posts always disappear, but Google caches them all even after they have been deleted from the server (how big is their cache?!!!) and I found some old posts that helped me solve the problem. I had to add a socks.cnf file to the C:WINNT directory, containing the IP and subnets which should not use the socks server. Secondly, I had to mod the Netscape prefs.js file to tell it where to find socks.cnf. Works well now. 

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