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    'Proxy'? (Vista Home Premium)

    Hello and greetings from the great free state of Tennessee,
    While updating to the latest version of "adobe reader" (as per Secunia promts) a pop up screen asked a question something or other
    about a "Proxy". I dont remember the exact question.Does anyone know what this is about? I haven't a clue.
    Regards Plain Fred
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    Re: 'Proxy'? (Vista Home Premium)

    It probably wants to know if you have a direct connection to the Internet, or you have a "Proxy Server" that routes all your web requests. Proxy servers are generally used by companies, to provide an extra layer of security.

    StuartR

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    Re: 'Proxy'? (Vista Home Premium)

    StuartR;Hello and greetings,
    Once again ,i thank you for your help. As i live literally live in the mountains of east Tennessee, i have no phone lines but access the "web "
    Via. "verizon wwan". Is this the "proxy", or is it the direct connection?
    Regards Plain Fred
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    Re: 'Proxy'? (Vista Home Premium)

    You have a "direct connection". A proxy would be another computer that handled web traffic for you, instead of you sending requests directly to the web sites you want to access.

    StuartR

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    Re: 'Proxy'? (Vista Home Premium)

    StuartR ,
    Hello and thank you for clearing that up. (until next time)
    Regards Plain Fred
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