Firefox Proxy Configuration

  1. Select Edit > Preferences (on Unix/Linux) or select Tools > Options (on Windows).

    The Firefox Preferences or Firefox Options dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click the Advanced icon, the Network tab, and then click Settings.

    The Connection Settings dialog box is displayed.

  3. Select the Manual proxy configuration option button, and enter the following settings:
    • HTTP Proxy: (the domain name or IP address provided by your IT department)
    • Port: (the proxy port number is 8080, unless you have been instructed to use 3128 or 8081)
  4. Select the Use this proxy server for all protocols check box.
  5. In the No Proxy for text box, enter "localhost, 127.0.0.1".
  6. Click OK.

    Your settings are saved and the Connection Settings dialog box closes.

  7. In the Firefox Preferences dialog box, click Close.

    The Firefox Preferences or Firefox Options dialog box closes.

  8. Exit and restart Firefox for your changes to take effect.
  9. Verify that you have successfully configured the Web Appliance as your proxy by visiting http://www.google.com and performing a search.

    Google.com should display and return search results as usual.

  10. Verify that the virus scanning and blocking is working by accessing http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com.

    You will see the Web Appliance "Blocked request" page if the virus scanning and blocking functionality is working properly. (eicar.com is a dummy virus used for testing purposes.)

If you encounter any problems with this configuration, contact your IT department.