Windows 7 Thread, Need to get a proxy unaware program to work with a proxy in Technical; I'm using weather view 32 to upload data to weather underground using the rapid fire exe. Unfortunately it's ignoring the ...
24th May 2013, 02:24 PM #1
Need to get a proxy unaware program to work with a proxy
I'm using weather view 32 to upload data to weather underground using the rapid fire exe. Unfortunately it's ignoring the proxy settings in internet explorer. I've manual set the winhttp to the proxy also but this doesn't work.
I was wondering if there was a program that can intercept inept programs like this and forward their traffic. It's all http so no security issues.
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2nd June 2013, 01:12 PM #2
You need to have a transparent proxy setup then programs will work as if it had direct connection to internet. Whoever provides your filtering should be able to do it . I know Netsweeper and Smoothwall both have option.
Thanks to xenonive from:
tom_newton (2nd June 2013)
2nd June 2013, 04:23 PM #3
Could try something like this: Proxifier documentation
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chazzy2501 (4th June 2013)
4th June 2013, 12:09 PM #4
- Rep Power
Also try looking up the proxycfg command (or the more recent netsh commands) to set a PC wide proxy config
4th June 2013, 01:20 PM #5
I couldn't find away in netsh to FORCE all http traffic through the proxy. I did change the winhttp but the exe still didn't work so I assume it doesn't use it.
proxyfier looks like it will work but £27. The teacher will wonder why his £470 software just doesn't work..
Well the developer told me directly he doesn't support proxies! (also he network software requires all pupils to have admin share to the WVserver, pupils have to manually enter the product key (per user) and run a batch script to allow the software to run with UAC turned on BTW the batch script wont run unless you are an admin! This software is old and it shows!
I'm soo lucky that we don't need a proxy connection to our ftp server or this software would be next to useless.
4th June 2013, 09:15 PM #6
I love developers like that. I know why they do it, its so much easier to write software that doesn't use the standard windows routines.
(both those statements are patently false)
4th June 2013, 10:35 PM #7
one fun one i came up against recently, was where the program crashed at startup, no indication of what was wrong other than what looked like referencing an invalid memory address/null pointer type of crash.
Originally Posted by tom_newton
After inspection with process monitor, it turned out it was trying to write to a file name debug.log in the root of C:\
are most school networks that badly managed that they let students write all over the c: drive? to make matters worse (after we created a dummy blank file and allowed permissions to it via GPO) it turns out the program was trying to write one line the text "no errors" !
4th June 2013, 11:01 PM #8
Truly exceptional. And to think we trust our lives to software daily :-)
4th June 2013, 11:12 PM #9
i think it depends whos written it.
i read an article yesterday that had an interesting summary,
"microsoft thinks in if statements. google thinks in bayes theorum"
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