In case you are unfamiliar with what a Proxy Server is (which is probably unlikely, since you downloaded this), what it basically allows you to do is share one internet connection with all the machines on your network. For example; my main computer is the only one which has internet access, but I have several other machines on my local network. By running the Proxy Server on themachine that has the internet connection (my main machine), and setting all the other machines to use a proxy, I can browse the web from them, just like I can from the machine actually connected.
AnalogX Proxy is designed to be simple, small, and easy to use. It currently only supports the following protocols:
HTTP (web browsers) (port 6588)
HTTPS (secure webbrowsers) (port 6588)
SOCKS4 (TCP proxying) (port 1080)
SOCKS4a (TCP proxying w/ DNS lookups) (port 1080)
SOCKS5 (only partial support, no UDP) (port 1080)
NNTP (usenet newsgroups) (port 119)
POP3 (receiving email) (port 110)
SMTP (sending email) (port 25)
FTP (file transfers)(port 21)
it does NOT work with ICQ, which really requires full Socks5 or a complicated mess of UDP port mapping - but AIM and MS Messenger both work fine. Future versions will include more protocols, but for most people this shouldn't be a big deal.
All configuration is done through the 'Configure' menu... When in this menu the proxy is disabled (you'llnotice the tray icon will be red), and when done, it will automatically start back up.
:::Configuring your local network:::
In order to use this on your local network, you must be using TCP/IP as one of the methods the machines have to talk to each other (this can be found inside the Settings->Control Panel->Network, if you see TCP/IP, you're good to go). If for some reason it doesn'twork, ie, the other machines can't see the Proxy, the most common problem is the IP addresses you have the network configured to. There are only a couple that are valid to use on a local network, I would recommend you use 10.0.0.x (where x is a number between 0 and 255 that will be specific to each machine). Try changing the IP and then using the Proxy again. Also, just because your machines can seeeach other, doesn't mean that TCP/IP is configured properly; if you are unsure of whether or not this is set up properly, do the following: Choose 'Run' from the start menu, and type 'ping [IP]', so if the other machine has the IP of '10.0.0.1', you would type 'ping 10.0.0.1'. If the machines can see each other, this will say some- thing like 'Reply from...' blah blah blah; if they can NOT see eachother, this will say something like 'Request timed out.'
Unless you have your local IP address assigned to you, there are only three groups of IP's that are valid for you to use on a machine that's connected to the net (that won't collide with other machines). They are:
10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255 (Class A)
172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255 (Class B)
192.168.0.0 to192.168.255.255 (Class C)
So make sure your LOCAL network IP's fall within one of these three ranges, or you're more than likely going to have problems.
If you don't know your IP address, the simplest way to get it is to choose 'Run' from the system menu, and type 'winipcfg'. Make sure you do this when you are NOT connected to the internet, otherwise you will just end up getting your temporaryinternet IP address. Another method, is to go into the network area (as outlined above), select TCP/IP, and it's in the IP Address Tab!
If you don't have TCP configured, here's what I would recommend setting your local IP address's to; for the server, set it's IP to '10.0.0.1' and subnet mask to '255.255.255.0'. Then, just increment the last number of the IP by one for each remote machine; so the...