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.
To configure BlackFog to use a proxy use the following command at the command line when running as an administrator.
BlackFog will inherit these settings for transmission. To verify that the proxy settings are correctly applied to WinHTTP Services, run the following command:
If no proxy setting is applied, you receive the following output:
If a proxy setting is applied, you receive the following output:
Note If you have everything correctly set up and you want to restore a direct connection, run the following command: