Fast Introduction to SOCKS Proxy

Introduction In the Blue Coat forums I often see people ask questions about SOCKS that show they haven’t taken the time to learn what it is. This is a fast introduction to what SOCKS is.

Delete the X-Bluecoat-Via Header on your ProxySG

If you have noticed that your Blue Coat ProxySG inserts a HTTP header in every transaction, you might want to delete this to reduce information leakage to public networks

Checking connectivity on your Blue Coat ProxySG

A very simple tool in your Proxy SG to check that you can access resources. It only works for HTTP but it provides a good check. I use this a lot in networks where ICMP has been disabled for security.

Performance of Blue Coat BCAAA agent for authentication

A common question in the Blue Coat forums is about the server specification for the BCAAA and how many users can be supported. While I am not sure sure about the performance that Blue Coat recommends I can tell you my experiences.

Loading Policy configuration in the Local file

A common question in the Blue Coat forums is “how do I load this config snippet into configuration. The question most often comes from people who are new to SGOS and have been using the Virtual Policy Manager. This quick note shows you how to load a config snippet that removes the X-Bluecoat-Via header

SOCKS Clients that are available for your Blue Coat ProxySG – update

A short list of SOCKS Clients that I have used or know of Note that many programs have their own SOCKS client built in, many FTP clients such as Filezilla, WS FTP, Firefox and so on have built in support. You really need a client when you have an application that must use a proxy […]

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