Mailtraq Proxy Services
Mailtraq Proxy Service can make it possible
to browse the web, access remote mailboxes, collect
news, access FTP sites, use Telnet, and many other
functions from any machine on your network, using
only one dialup connection to the Internet.
The Web Proxy
This service appears to the local network to be
a web server, and page requests made to the proxy
are forwarded to other servers on the Internet.
Most web browsers support the use of web proxies,
making it possible to operate your entire network
through a single Internet connection.
When a user wishes to browse a page not available
on the local network, their browser requests the
page from Mailtraq. If Mailtraq's machine is not
currently connected to the Internet, it can initiate
a dialup connection and then pass on the request
to the appropriate machine. Mailtraq can handle
any number of simultaneous connections, and can
automatically disconnect from a dialup connection
when it is no longer needed. This works in harmony
with your mail and news services, so while you
are browsing, your colleague can use the same
telephone time to collect new e-mail.
The Big Benefit is cost effectiveness. Mailtraq
provides a comprehensive proxy service that covers
far more than simply web services, and such a
facility is usually found in very expensive and
highly demanding software. And like every service
that Mailtraq provides, you'll have it configured
The advantage over a network router (a hardware
device similar to a modem) is...
- You can control what clients
can access, and monitor their activity
- You can manage the dialup,
reducing telephone or on-line costs, and sharing
the cost of a single connection amongst all
- Access is secure, since
outside machines can only access the Mailtraq
server (which provides firewall protection for
all its services)
The Web Proxy also supports
FTP requests through HTTP. For example, Mailtraq
can accommodate ftp://host.com/file type
links accessed through web browsers.
The Mailtraq FTP
Proxy allows FTP clients to connect to remote
FTP Servers in a similar fashion to the web proxy.
Mailtraq's FTP Proxy provides
access control through the user accounting system,
and allows clients to negotiate the proxy setup
using a variety of common methods.