Revolution - firewall - httpProxy

Roger.E.Eller at sealedair.com Roger.E.Eller at sealedair.com
Thu Aug 29 14:11:00 CDT 2002


Hello,

Has anyone used Rev to access the internet from behind a firewall?  What is
the proper way to pass a firewall username/password combination so the
firewall will not complain?  I posted this to runrev support, but still
have not got it to work.

Thanks.
~Roger Eller
roger.e.eller at sealedair.com

> Geoff,
>
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for responding so promptly.
>
>> Do you normally have to supply a password?
> Yes, our security department really takes their job seriously. A typical
user would always
> get a dialog/requestor asking for the username and password to the
Firewall when
> accessing a page outside the corporate LAN (the internet).
>
> I tried your suggestion "username:password at some.place.com" and got the
following
> response. I have successfully used this format for FTP inside our LAN.
Nothing gets
> through the firewall unless we fill in the firewall user/pass pop-up that
appears in internet
> explorer. So, I thought maybe it had to be entered in the "set httpProxy"
command, but
> that did not work either. Any other suggestions? Thanks again for your
help.
>
> <HTML>
> <HEAD><TITLE>Firewall Error: URL form not supported</TITLE></HEAD>
> <BODY>
> <H1>URL form not supported</H1>
> The URL that you tried to use is not supported by the proxy.
> This may be due to an unsupported scheme, or possibly that
> the URL was malformed. The URL that was seen by the firewall
> was:
> <tt><ul><li>
>     http://myUsername:myPassword@www.google.com
> </ul></tt>
> <BR>
> Optional diagnostic information:
> <tt><ul><li>
>         Couldn't parse port number; it may have been negative or greater
than 65535
> </ul></tt>
> <BR>
> Please check the format of the URL and try again. If the error was in a
link
> and you did not make a typographical mistake, please contact the
webmaster of
> the server where you found this URL.
> </body></HTML>
>
> Roger Eller
> roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
>

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>
> To: Roger.E.Eller at sealedair.com
> cc:
>
> Subject:  Re: httpProxy - Getting past the firewall
>
>
>>Hi
>>
>>I have included this line in my script as the example in Rev Help shows.
>>set the httpProxy to "127.0.0.0:80"
>>
>>I replaced the "127.0.0.0:80" with "our.actual.firewall:80", and port 80
is
>>what we use in internet explorer.
>>
>>But this is the returned html I recieve back...
>>
>><HTML>
>><head><title>Firewall Error: Authentication Failure
>></title></head>
>><BODY>
>><H1>Authentication Failure</H1>
>>This username/password combination cannot be used for access through the
>>firewall.
>>The reason given is:
>><P><tt><ul><li>
>>      Unauthorized
>></ul></tt>
>><p>
>>If this problem persists, then you should contact your firewall
>>administrator.
>></body></HTML>
>>
>>Is my URL that I am requesting supposed to include Username/Password for
>>the firewall?
>>If so, what is the proper syntax for that?
>>
>>Thanks.
>>~Roger Eller
>
> Do you normally have to supply a password? The problem sounds a bit odd.
If you
> have a firewall admin, I'd check with them. ordinarily you supply a
password in the format:
>
> username:password at some.place.com
> --
>
> I hope this helps. Feel free to contact me if you have any further
questions.
>
> regards,
>
> Geoff Canyon
> Revolution Support






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