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Re: lynx-dev RE: Lynx 2.8.3 [Win32 question]

From: Al Gilman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev RE: Lynx 2.8.3 [Win32 question]
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 20:36:21 -0400

At 09:21 AM 2002-04-16 , you wrote:
>Hi Jim:
>Thank you very much for your help.  We do have a proxy server and is there a
>way that I can configure lynx to let it know about the proxy server that we
>use so that it can work within our environment ?  Thank you.

This can be set up in the lynx.cfg file.

Read about it at

String-search with '/' for 

.h1 Proxy

and read that section.



To set environment variables for Win32 Lynx one puts DOS commands in the 
lynx.bat file that launches the executable.  Look in /samples directory in the 
Win32 distribution.

>Sincerely Yours,
>Yu-Kang Tsao
>(631) T-753-3342
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Webmaster Jim [mailto:address@hidden
>Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 7:58 AM
>Cc: address@hidden
>Subject: Re: Lynx 2.8.3 [Win32 question]
>On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 06:45:12AM -0700, TSAO,YU-KANG (HP-USA,ex1) wrote:
> > Thank you for your help.  I can ping some internal sites.  But I can not
> > ping external sites.  So I think it may be the fire wall issue.   Could
> > give me some suggestions  ?  Thank you very much.
> > Sincerely Yours,
> > Yu-Kang Tsao
> > (631) T-753-3342
> > On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 04:57:15PM -0400, TSAO,YU-KANG (HP-USA,ex1) wrote:
> > > Hi Jim:
> > > Sorry that I get back to you late.  I can not ping
> > > ...
> > > So what other aspect that should I look into to make lynx work on my
> > > notebook ?  Thank you very much.
> > [ other stuff about lynx on local machine snipped ]
> > Hmm.  I can ping from my laptop, so I know it's still
> > running.  Can you reach any external site?  How about any internal
> > sites besides your notebook?
> > It's odd your ping program can resolve the address for
> > but then not reach it.  Maybe a firewall issue?
>You will need to check with your local network administrator as to how
>to get access through your firewall.  If ping isn't working then
>nothing else is likely to work.  The possible solutions include having
>a proxy server, changing your firewall rules, and other local
>configurations that are beyond my ken.  Sorry...
>Marvin the Paranoid Android says:
>God what a depressingly moronic computer you are.
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