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I2035: Configuring MS FrontPage 2000 to publish webs using FreeProxy
Summary
Product: FreeProxy
Versions: FreeProxy, 3.60 or later
Note: 2035
Date reported: 06 Jan 2004

Issue Detail
You are running MS FrontPage as a client computer and wish to publish your "Webs" using FreeProxy. FreeProxy is running on a computer connected to the internet and the client computers are connected on a local LAN.
MS FrontPage has a couple of methods for publishing webs on a server. If the web server has Front Page Server extensions installed then webs can be published using HTTP. Otherwise, you will need to install the web using FTP. Either method will work with FreeProxy. If you use HTTP then the normal browser settings will work.
In the vast majority of cases, you will need to set up FrontPage and FreeProxy to use FreeProxy's FTP proxy.

Solution

Steps
1. Configure FreeProxy
2. Configure MS FrontPage
3. Publish Web

Step 1: Configure FreeProxy
In the FreeProxy Control Centre, create a port definition as follows:

The important parts are
1. Protocol: FTP Proxy
2. The client port: 21 (You can change this to some other port (eg:10021) as long as the port number you use is the same as the one used later on).
3. Proxy Option: USER RemoteID@Remotehost

Note: Your own IP addresses will show up on your computer.
Save the changes and then Stop and Start FreeProxy for the changes to take effect.

Step 2: Configure MS FrontPage
Now we configure the settings for MS FrontPage. Note that these settings are actually shared with Internet Explorer.

From MS FrontPage select Tools -> Options -> General Tab -> Proxy Settings -> Connections Tab -> LAN Settings

On the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings only check "Use a proxy server" and "Bypass proxy server for local addresses"
Then click Advanced
Uncheck "Use the same proxy server for all protocols" - as shown above

You can leave all the proxy types as they are except the FTP proxy. Fill in ftp:// . So if your server is called myproxy, then use ftp://myproxy. If your server is has an IP address of 192.168.1.12 the fill in ftp://192.168.1.12 etc. In the port, fill in the client port you used in step 1. If you have used 21 as the client port, fill in 21 here. If you have used 10021 as the client port in FreeProxy, fill in 10021 here etc. The actual port number does not matter however, whatever port number you do use here, must be the same as the client port for the FTP proxy definition in FreeProxy. Note: you must prefix the server name with ftp://
In the exceptions, fill in the name of the proxy server followed by an asterisk as shown above. Of course use your server name here, not the one shown.

Step 3: Publish Web


Having completed the 2 steps above, you are now ready to publish the web. You will be connecting to a FTP server so you will need your userid and password for the your ISP's ftp server. This is normally supplied to you. Actually this step is no different to what you would normally do if you were connected directly to the internet.
In MS FrontPage, Select File -> Publish Web

In the example above you will see the important "ftp://" preceding the web directory to which you wish to publish your web. So this is the name of your ISPs web server. Again this is no different to the normal procedure.
Select Publish

In this dialog box, fill in YOUR userid and password.
After pressing OK, your web is published in the normal way.

Rectified
Applied to FreeProxy, 3.61 built on Jan 4 2004 at 14:53:43 or later.
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