Section 12: Internet Utility > Communication Options

Communication Options - Proxy Tab

Technical Overview of Proxy Servers

Some networks require that workstations communicate with servers outside of the local network (e.g. an Internet FTP server) via a proxy server firewall. For example, the proxy server may be configured for security such that the proxy server controls the eligibility of the workstation to access the external server, and if approved, passes the request on to that server. Or the proxy server may be configured to reduce network activity by serving information from a memory cache instead of requesting it repeatedly from the external server.

The Internet Utility supports connection to a proxy server using the standard SOCKS 4 or SOCKS 5 Internet protocols.

Configuring Proxy Settings

If your network includes a proxy server then the Proxy tab allows configuration of the proxy settings so that the workstation has access to the Internet when uploading web sites via FTP (see Communication Options - FTP Tab).

Configuration of a proxy server is available only for licensed users of version 2.5 and higher.

Setup Communication Options - Proxy Tab Entry Fields



Proxy Type

Select whether there is No Firewall (the system default), or if the proxy server is a SOCKS 4 Compliant Firewall or a SOCKS 5 Compliant Firewall.

Proxy Address

Enter the domain name (e.g. or the IP address (e.g. of the proxy server, up to 50 characters.

If a proxy server is configured but the proxy address is left empty then the next time the program starts it will check to see if proxy server settings have been configured for Microsoft Internet Explorer and automatically default the proxy address and port to those settings.

Proxy Port

Enter the TCP port number, from 0 to 65535, of the proxy server firewall. The default port is 1080. (See the above field regarding automatic configuration.)


Communication Options - FTP Tab