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WebWhacker 3.2 for Windows 95/98/NT
Q: What is a firewall or proxy server? A firewall acts as a security barrier between
your internal network and the Internet, keeping
other people on the Internet from gaining access
to confidential information on your internal
network. Firewall and proxy server mean the same
Q: How do I know if my computer is behind a firewall?
A: If your Web browser is working correctly, you can
look at its configuration to see if it is
configured for a firewall. First, make sure
WebWhacker is not running.
In Netscape, select Options / Network
Preferences..., then click on the Proxies tab. If
No Proxies is selected, then your computer is not
behind a firewall. If Manual Proxy Configuration
is selected, you can click on View... to see the
IP Address and Port Number of the proxy server.
In Internet Explorer (IE) 2.0, look in the
Control Panel under Internet. Select the Advanced
tab and view the Proxy Server field. If you are
using IE 3.0 or later, select View / Options...
from within IE, then select the Connection tab.
If the Connect through a Proxy Server box is not
selected, then your computer is not behind a
firewall. If that box is selected, you can click
on Settings... to see the IP Address and Port
Number of the proxy server.
Another way to determine if your computer is
behind a firewall is to ask your Network
Q: What is "passthru"? When should I have it turned
on and when should I have it turned off?
A: When you are using WebWhacker while online to
whack pages, you want to be able to "passthru"
WebWhacker to access the Web. When you are using
WebWhacker while offline to view whacked pages,
you donít want to "passthru" WebWhacker; you do
want to view the whacked pages within WebWhacker.
The passthru option in WebWhacker is in Tools /
Preferences... on the Proxy Server tab.
Select "Allow passthru on cache misses" when you
are online and want to whack Web pages. Deselect
that option when you are offline and want to view
the whacked pages.