Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

APS Web Proxy

Web Browsing Behind the Firewall

Argonne uses a web proxy to access external sites on behalf of the user.This provides additional protection for the user, enforces web filtering policy, and provides feedback if a web site is blocked. The product uses a worldwide community approach to build a categorized database of hostile web sites and servers that will be checked when web traffic is requested from external providers from within the Laboratory. Users must configure their web browsers to use the web proxy.If the web proxy is not configured web browsing may be slower and access to some web sites will not be available.

To configure the web proxy for Firefox:

  1. Select Options or Edit -> Preferences
  2. Click on the Advanced Tab and the Network Sub-tab.
  3. Click on the Settings... button.
  4. Select "No Proxy"
  5. Click the OK button at the bottom

To test this proxy configuration try accessing the site Kraus Communication Server.

To configure the web proxy for Internet Explorer:

  1. Select Tools->Internet Options...
  2. Click on the Connections tab
  3. Uncheck any selected settings
  4. Click the OK button at the bottom

To test this proxy configuration try accessing the site Kraus Communication Server.

To configure the web proxy for Google Chrome:

  1. Select Settings->Advanced Settings->Open Proxy Settings
  2. Click on "Connections" tab
  3. Click on "LAN Settings"
  4. Uncheck any selected settings
  5. Click the OK button at the bottom

To test this proxy configuration try accessing the site Kraus Communication Server.

For applications that require the specification of a manual web proxy server and port use:webproxy1.anl.gov and port 9091