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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How To Add Proxy Server Settings In Mozilla Web Browser

firefoxSometimes for security reasons one may wish to connect to internet through proxy server
So what is a proxy Server.
Proxy Server is a server that acts as a path between the server and a client. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource, available from a different server.
A proxy server has two main  purposes:
  • To keep machines behind it anonymous.
  • To speed up access to a resource (via caching). It is commonly used to cache web pages from a web server.
Proxy server can be placed anywhere in between the user local computer and the destination internet.
For connecting system to the internet via proxy server we need to modify setting in the web browser .
Here I am using firefox for this configuration . For other browsers the step may vary slightly but after reading this article it will be easily set .
In the Menu option at the top go to Tools->Options

then go to advanced section
Then go to network tab and add the proxy server’s address in the manual pxoxysettings.
you can add settings for ftp ,http,ssl in the section.
Now enjoy the proxy server settings and be secure on your way to internet browsing.

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