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I just downloaded StarOffice 5.2 and installed it. So far it looks awesome! However, I do have one question that I haven't been able to figure out yet:
When using IE5 to access an FTP site via my Proxy server, I get read only access to the site. StarOffice complains about how FTP via a Proxy results in unreliable index information and won't let me even see stuff. Is there something that I need to do to make this work, or should I just admit defeat? (I'm trying to download LINUX from ftp.redhat.com).
 
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Hi Bodie,
So you're accessing an FTP site with IE, which is started by SO when you go to the site? I'm afraid I don't know all those interoperability issues. I'd just not bother using SO as a browser or browser-launcher, frankly; it's slower and doesn't offer much in the way of compensating features.
You might want to fiddle with your proxy setup info. (Choose Tools > Options > HTML, or Internet, or one of the other related items. I'm doing this from home on vacation so don't have the software with me. The setup info in StarOffice Companion walks you through all the internet/browser related setup info.)
Or are you trying to setup an FTP site with SO's FTP feature? I know that doesn't work from behind a firewall--Floyd could make it work at home but I couldn't at Sun.
Solveig

Originally posted by Bodie Minster:
I just downloaded StarOffice 5.2 and installed it. So far it looks awesome! However, I do have one question that I haven't been able to figure out yet:
When using IE5 to access an FTP site via my Proxy server, I get read only access to the site. StarOffice complains about how FTP via a Proxy results in unreliable index information and won't let me even see stuff. Is there something that I need to do to make this work, or should I just admit defeat? (I'm trying to download LINUX from ftp.redhat.com).


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Thanks Solveig,
I was trying to do this both ways. I knew I could do it through IE (launched from Windows), but it was a little bit flaky.
I was getting a wierd error when I tried it using SO's browser. But I stopped and restarted SO and was able to get in with no problem. I have been using SO as my browser all morning, and I am very pleased so far. My proxy server is a dog, but the browser is nice.
It seems to me that SO is a well-kept secret at the moment. I have already showed it to three people who came into my office this morning! Apparently I am a little bit excited about this application.
Bodie
 
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One thing I haven't tried from inside the firewall at work, instead of ftp, is xftp. I'm told that will work inside a firewall.
Aside from that, another trick I've found when trying to ftp from inside a firewall is adding the login name to the URL. For example, if I want to log in to the FTP site for solveig.com (which I really, REALLY wouldn't recommend) , and I had a user name of 'floyd', I'd add the user name with the '@' symbol to the URL, like this:
ftp://floyd@ftp.solveig.com/downloads
You're then prompted for a password, and you're in.
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