You can't really use MS-Proxy machine as a gateway for Linux box, but you
can enable some services via proxy server.
If you only need web browsing, then simply make sure that MS-Proxy is setup
to accept anonymous authenication and point your Netscape browser to the
proxy IP address and port 80 (default).
If you want more then http service, than you need to work on configuring
MS-Proxy as a SOCKS proxy server (only in ver. 2.0!) and your machine as a
Here is a part of Proxy HOWTO, that applies to UNIX clients
8.3 Working With a Proxy Server
To have your applications work with the proxy server, they need to be
"sockified". You will need two different telnets, one for direct
communication, one for communication via the proxy server. SOCKS comes with
instructions on how to SOCKify a program, as well as a couple pre-SOCKified
programs. If you use the SOCKified version to go somewhere direct, SOCKS
will automatically switch over to the direct version for you. Because of
this, we want to rename all the programs on our protected network and
replace them with the SOCKified programs. "Finger" becomes "finger.orig",
"telnet" becomes "telnet.orig", etc. You must tell SOCKS about each of these
via the include/socks.h file.
Certain programs will handle routing and sockifying itself. Netscape is one
of these. You can use a proxy server under Netscape by entering the server's
address (192.168.2.1 in our case) in the SOCKs field under Proxies. Each
application will need at least a little messing with, regardless of how it
handles a proxy server.
> I have been following this newsgroup for a while and have seen this topic
> several times but really no definitive answer. Everyone seems to reply
> "do this" or "do this" but none of the "this's" ever seem to be the whole
> answer and collectively they still don't work.
> Has anyone actually done this - used Microsoft Proxy Server as a gateway
> the Linux installation? I've tried setting default gateway -I've tried
> setting the proxy info in Netscape - I've tried changing permissions on
> proxy server - I've tried everything I've seen on here and it still
> Where can I go to get an answer?
> Jack Suddards.
> Linux newby - (please don't hold that against me - we all have to learn
> SOMETIME - but I'm ready to give up on Linux.!!)