Proxy settings are set to 127.0.0.1:5050 on Windows 7 Machine

Problem:  The proxy settings in Internet Explorer are set to 127.0.0.1:5050 and when I uncheck it, the settings eventually come back.  The symptoms that made me check the proxy settings were the following: –  Within Chrome I was getting certificate errors on normally trusted website like google and Facebook. –  I was unable to get […]
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Audio Streaming Not Working Using Astaro Proxy

Problem:  All of a sudden, audio streaming radio stations stopped working using Astaro version 6.312. Also noticed some other sites were having issues.  The problem was that that they were sites that did browser checks and then would error out saying that active scripting needed to be enabled.  Didn’t realize it at first but both […]
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Can’t Block HTTPS Traffic Using Astaro Content Filter

Problem:  Using Astaro content filter, we were having issues with people using anonymous proxies to bypass the filter using HTTPS (port 443) instead of standard port 80.  Turns out that the Astaro content filter only processes port 80 traffic, thus leaving a pretty big hole for us to fill.  I could use packet filter rules […]
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Internet Slow or Down, Using Astaro

Here is a problem/solution that happens to us from time to time on our Astaro Firewall.  Not very often, mind you, but enough to mention. Problem:  All of a sudden the Internet seems to slow to a crawl and or down all together, using Astaro Security Gateway and the proxy is in transparent mode.   Solution:  […]
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