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Bitcoin => Bitcoin Technical Support => Topic started by: CubedRoot on May 25, 2011, 02:18:13 PM



Title: help with Bitcoin through a proxy server that requires authentication
Post by: CubedRoot on May 25, 2011, 02:18:13 PM
Hello all, I am trying to get my Bitcoin client to work at the office.  OF course the port BitCoin uses is blocked, but I have a proxy on my co-located server that uses authentication I would like to connect Bitcoin through.

I tried starting bitcoin with the following run command:

"C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\bitcoin.exe" -proxy=proxyuser:proxypass@proxyaddy.net:23

but it returns the error "invalid proxy-ip" and doesnt launch.  Is it possible to run bitcoin or bitcoind through this proxy?


Title: Re: help with Bitcoin through a proxy server that requires authentication
Post by: xlcus on May 25, 2011, 07:26:31 PM
Can't help with the proxy bit I'm afraid, but have you thought about using ssh and tunnelling bitcoin through that as an alternative solution?


Title: Re: help with Bitcoin through a proxy server that requires authentication
Post by: CubedRoot on May 25, 2011, 07:44:22 PM
I havent thought of that but it is a good idea.  Im not sure how I would go about doing from this windows machine though :(


Title: Re: help with Bitcoin through a proxy server that requires authentication
Post by: Binford 6100 on May 25, 2011, 08:50:16 PM
if you have an ssh account somewhere, you can use putty as ssh windows client and setup the tunneling there.


Title: Re: help with Bitcoin through a proxy server that requires authentication
Post by: Garrett Burgwardt on May 25, 2011, 09:23:29 PM
"C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\bitcoin.exe" -proxy=proxyuser:proxypass@proxyip:23

try that maybe?