Firewall Using Public Wifi Connections

Consider the scenario where you are in a public location like a coffee shop, airport, hotel, or other such remote locations where internet access is using public WiFi through a HTTP proxy. If you are a roaming user who travels frequently, you might operate the software in this scenario.

Use this procedure to configure clients to operate through an HTTP proxy.

Before You Begin

The SnapProtect software must be installed on the clients. If you need to install the software, see Installing SnapProtect on Clients.


  1. Locate the firewall configuration file FWConfigLocal.txt under <software_installation>/Base folder. This file contains the firewall configuration options provided during installation. Do not modify the FWConfig.txt file.

    Note: This file might not be available if the client software was installed within the internal network with no firewall separating the computer and the CommServe. In such case, contact your system administrator for details to create this file.

  2. Locate the [http-proxy] section at the end of the file and remove the comment tag (#) from the section and its body. The section and its contents will appear as follows.

    # [http-proxy]

    # host= <host name of the proxy server>

    # port= <HTTP proxy port number>

  3. Provide the correct values for the host name and port number of the HTTP server. The software does not support HTTP proxies that require authentication.

    Note: If you are a roaming user frequently operating using public WiFi, you will have entries from your previous access. In such case, update the entries with the host and port information applicable to the current setup.

    The following are sample entries for an outgoing route through HTTP Proxy.