What IS a "Proxy"?
Setting up your Proxies
Pick your browser from the table below.
A proxy server works by "caching" recently accessed pages or files on a local server, in this case, one of Albury Local Internet's Servers.
When you tell your Browser to get you a page (or file), your Browser sends your request to our Server. If you have Proxies configured and enabled, the request goes to our Proxy Server, which will check it's local cache to see if anyone else locally has requested that page. If a match is found, the Proxy Server will then send a quick message to the originating site to see if that page/file has changed since being cached. If it has not, and the cache copy is current, the Proxy Server will send you the page/file from it's own cached copy. This can speed the loading of that page or file by an order of magnitude.
This can be an enormous time saver particularly if the pages or files you wanted were on the other end of a popular slow or congested link.
If the file is not in our proxy, or the the original file has changed, it is fetched again, and sent to you as it comes in. The local copy is also updated ready for the next person who requests it.
Pages and files cached on the proxy are automatically purged if not regularly accessed.
Telstra volume charges ISP's based on the number of megabytes received off the net. Setting your browser and ftp agents to use our proxy will help us keep our inbound traffic down and make your Internet access faster in the bargain.
People who do not use the proxy may be charged for the extra link capacity they use.
Please set your HTTP, FTP and gopher proxy to proxy.albury.net.au on port 3128. For assistance on setting up Proxies go back to the top of this page, select your Browser and follow the instructions.
Please note: Albury Local Internet's Proxy Server is only available to Albury Local Internet subscribers using their Albury Local Internet account.