Sunday, October 15, 2006

Proxy Support

After running into a proxy problem at the EMWIN Conference this year, I have added firewall and proxy support to all of the Weather Message programs. When I arrived at the EMWIN Conference, I quickly discovered that the Jefferson County EMA had an internal proxy. This was not a problem for WxRadar, as it has support for proxies. The other applications that needed to access the internet using HTTP would not work.

All applications that access the internet or local lan using HTTP or FTP now support firewalls and/or proxy servers. Previously each application had their own settings. These setting are now common to all applications. Setting a proxy in one program sets it for all of them. I went ahead and added a button to detect the proxy settings so that you don't have to try and figure out the settings.

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