August 27th, 2002 04:32 AM
I'm using an old Gateway system (P1/75mHZ) running Windows 95 and am trying to configure a proxy but each time I try to install, I get an error message stating my sockets are configured correctly. How do I go about the proper configuration, or is it that this machine is a total piece of crap and I'm stuck with what I got? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
August 27th, 2002 05:30 AM
I'd personally download a linux distribution, find a Firewall-HOWTO, and learn linux.
it's easy to use, robust, and just plain fun to use.
August 27th, 2002 05:33 AM
Problem is I'm limited for space, which is why I'm running Win95, I think I'm using a 400 meg hard drive. Thanks for the suggestion
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August 27th, 2002 05:37 AM
Welp, with Windows, praying helps. Anyways, you need to first check your firewall settings or does Win not have the firewall by default. Also, try configuring your sockets to a different port and make sure you aren't behind a firewall. Configuring a proxy isn't hard due to many proxy servers. If you need more help, pm me.
August 27th, 2002 05:40 AM
actually, you could probably put together linux gateway using about the same or less space as the wn95... there are also floppy distributions that will give you a complete firewall/gateway system that fits on a floppy disk.
August 27th, 2002 06:42 AM
Good advice g00n I didn't think of that.
August 27th, 2002 07:05 AM
i'd agree with the using a slimline linux distro
-alternatively which socket version are you using? the packaged win95 winsock library is less supportive/robust/error-free than the upgraded version available for download for win95 from microsoft's site.
August 27th, 2002 07:09 AM
maybe you need to upgrade the version of winsock its using, i know the ms site had an upgrade for it at on time. what does it say about winsock in the system requirment for the proxy your installing. if i can ask...why do want to put proxy on your own machine? unless you have a network.
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August 27th, 2002 12:52 PM
Yeah when I used to use windows 95 on my old pc, eveytime I reinstalled It needed to re download winsock2 get it here at http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/d...s2/Default.asp
That might make things easier for you, but yeah why not try a small version of linux on it? My old pc is going to become a BSD firewall when I get a monitor for it(I pinched its one and put it on here)But I am not sure that would fit on your hard disk, Have a look around for small linux versions like g00n said.
August 27th, 2002 05:36 PM
I have a compaq 75e that is running windows 95. I use it as a proxy server running a program I downloaded from www. analogx.com. It is a very small and efficient program. I would try using this before diving into a linux project.
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