Setting Network Preferences

This task describes how an administrator can specify autodetection of a proxy server for outbound network access, or to hard-code proxy settings.

Normally, the configuration of a proxy server is done automatically for users through settings in the Web Browser. The Workbench and WAN Editors typically respect these settings if the Autodetect Proxy check box is selected. However, rarely a user may need to hard-code proxy settings for Astoria WAN applications. The settings made here will affect the Workbench as well as Astoria WAN Editor Bridges.
Note: Changing these settings can prevent the Workbench and the WAN Editor Bridges from communicating with the Astoria server. If you have any questions about these settings, contact your network administrator.

Click Detect Proxy to reveal available or used proxy server information. You can copy this information to your clipboard and use it to supply the proxy information in the dialog. If no proxy server is available, the information reports a direct connection. Click Restore Defaults to clear any proxy settings you have made and applied.

Note: To open the Preferences dialog, click the gear icon () at the top right of the Workbench.


Then click Network Settings in the left column. The Network Settings dialog appears.


  1. Select the Autodetect Proxy check box.
    This selection is preferred, because it causes all communication by the Workbench and WAN bridge editors to the Astoria Repository to use a proxy server detected by a script. It is mutually exclusive with the Use Proxy Server check box.
  2. If the Use Proxy Server check box is selected, you must also specify the proxy server details.
    1. For Proxy Type, select either HTTP or SOCKS.
    2. For Proxy Server Name, enter the name of the proxy server to use.
      This can be a hostname or an IP address. Do not enter any protocol prefixes (like http://) or path suffixes.
    3. For Proxy Server Port, enter the port number of the proxy server to use.
  3. Click Apply.