Win200 gateway blocking FBSD html?

Andrew China freebsd at
Wed Feb 18 22:33:18 PST 2004

Sounds like MSproxy server. Doing a search on the net results in similar
problems to yours. Some suggest enabling SOCKS support on the MSproxy server
and a SOCKS client on your client box.

I don't have any experience with MS Proxy directly, other than eradicating the
client on some Windows boxes that had it installed. It installs transparently
and works regardless of your browser's proxy settings. Very annoying if you
don't know it's on there.

Is there another gateway that you can go out on? Or better yet, replace the the

Quoting Robert Storey <y2kbug at>:

> I'm trying to set up a FreeBSD client machine for a school. They have never
> used FBSD or even Linux, they are 100% Windows. They are interested in
> letting their students gain experience with non-Windows software. So I need
> to prove to them that FBSD can work, but I've run into a major obstacle.
> The client machines are connected to a switch, which is connected to a
> Windows 2000 gateway machine to access the Internet. I set up a FBSD client,
> and using dhcp it can find the network. I can ping the gateway machine, and
> even ping the local ISP. I can also use gftp to access some anonymous ftp
> sites (such as though performance seems slow.
> The problem - I cannot access any web sites with http. Doesn't matter if I
> use Konqueror, Mozilla or Lynx. Yet, all the Windows machines on this network
> can browse the web (using Internet Explorer) without difficulty.
> I find this very peculiar. Just to be sure that I don't have a misconfigured
> firewall on the FBSD box, I installed FBSD on my laptop, plugged it into a
> different network - works fine, I can surf the web. Then I plug it into the
> school's network, and http doesn't work, but ping and ftp can reach the
> outside world (though again, it's slow).
> Is it somehow possible that the Windows gateway only allows Internet Explorer
> to work? Doesn't seem possible, but what do I know? All suggestions welcome.
> best regards,
> Robert
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