VIPM has the ability to connect to the Internet through a proxy server.
Note: most standard proxy servers are supported, but not those that use NTLM [a proprietary, Microsoft] authentication scheme -- if your proxy uses NTLM, you might consider using an NTLM local proxy.
In order to do this, you will need to know the proxy server's hostname and (TCP) port and enter this information into the Network page of the VIPM-Options dialog which can be launched by clicking on Tools >> Options menu.
Commonly, the hostname and port is specified in the format <Server Name>:<Port>
For example, this could be specified in a format like those shown below:
You can find out if your network has a proxy server (and what its name and port are) from your IT department.
You can also find out this information by looking at the connection settings of your web browser. Some web browsers use an auto-configuration URL for proxy setup. If your web browser uses an auto-configuration URL, try entering this URL into your browser's address bar and look at the resulting information. If you see something like the following,
you can try copying this information into the Proxy Host and Port section of the Network Options in VIPM.
Some example Proxys:
- Proxy Host - 184.108.40.206 and Port - 8080