Configuring BlackFog with a Proxy server

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BlackFog makes use of Microsoft’s Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP) rather than the alternative Windows Internet (WinINET) mechanism to communicate via SSL with the BlackFog servers.

WinHTTP proxys are configured system wide as opposed to the user based setup of WinINET.

Setup can be achieved using netsh.exe or the deprecated proxycfg.exe applications on the machine. Auto configuration with Web Proxy Auto-discovery Protocol (WPAD) is not recommended for performance reasons as this will generate significant delays inside the application.

Setting up the proxy server

To configure BlackFog to use a proxy use the following command at the command line when running as an administrator.

c:\windows\system32> netsh winhttp set proxy domain.com:8000
BlackFog will inherit these settings for transmission. To verify that the proxy settings are correctly applied to WinHTTP Services, run the following command:
c:\windows\system32> netsh winhttp show proxy
If no proxy setting is applied, you receive the following output:
Current WinHTTP proxy settings:

Direct access (no proxy server).

If a proxy setting is applied, you receive the following output:
Current WinHTTP proxy settings:
    Proxy Server(s) : proxy.company.com:8080
    Bypass List : localhost;*.company.com
Note If you have everything correctly set up and you want to restore a direct connection, run the following command:
c:\windows\system32> netsh winhttp reset proxy

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