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    Make IIS use a proxy server

    We have a locally hosted IIS server, I want IIS to get some xml files (RSS Feeds) however we need to use a proxy to access the internet here, can I confuse IIS in to using the proxy here? short of editing the PHP scripts to use a proxy at that point it would be more useful to make the whole IIS use a proxy.

    Anyone else done this before?

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    Re: Make IIS use a proxy server

    Does IIS not obey the proxy settings set through Internet Explorer options?

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    Re: Make IIS use a proxy server

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Does IIS not obey the proxy settings set through Internet Explorer options?
    No.

    Also, would this not make iis a proxy too? much like apache can be. I'm sure its not something you want to do.

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    Re: Make IIS use a proxy server

    I thought IIS would obey those for outbound connections. Say a script wanted to access www.google.co.uk; if the server's IE settings specified a proxy to use for all requests, then IIS would use the proxy server specified to fetch the external request. If not, then it would assume direct connection for the request.

    EDIT: Is the proxy server you need to use running transparently on port 80, or on something different like 8080 or 3128? If the proxy is the server's default gateway and if it's transparent, all web (HTTP) requests should be going through the proxy [service] anyway.

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    Re: Make IIS use a proxy server

    The proxy is the standard proxy.town.county.sch.uk:8080 provided by the SWGfL.

    The gateway for the IIS is our internal router address, as are all the other pc's in the lan.

    IIS just doesnt seem to use the IE proxy settings, also proxycfg doesnt seem to help.

    I have managed to work around temporarily using wget for windows, however its awkward as I want to use RSS feeds and currently have to wget the feed daily.

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    Re: Make IIS use a proxy server

    What site software are you using with this fooby? Its a function of the web application to navigate via a proxy to the rest of the universe. Its not IIS' problem basically.

    If you can't fix the website software the other alternative is to do transparant proxying on your border router of port 80 and redirect it to your proxy server.

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    Re: Make IIS use a proxy server

    Hmm, I thought so.

    We have a Joomla website on IIS6 on Win2003. I was hoping to pass the problem to IIS not mod joomla, however I can search for a RSS thing that supports proxies, when I looked before I couldn't find one.


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