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Greg135

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The connection was refused when contact the proxy?
« on: February 17, 2009, 02:26:30 AM »
Hey there,

I have tested various Level 1 proxies but often get this:

Proxy Server Refused Connection
The connection was refused when attempting to contact the proxy server you have configured. Please check your proxy settings and try again.

The browser is configured to use a proxy server, but the proxy refused a connection.
    *  Is the browser's proxy configuration correct? Check the settings and try again.

    *  Does the proxy service allow connections from this network?

    *  Still having trouble? Consult your network administrator or Internet provider for assistance.


Do you just discard that particular proxy and move on?

Regards

Greg

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Re: What do you do when you get this?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 08:17:12 AM »
You can click the "Try again" button. If it still doesn't work, switch to another proxy.
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Re: The connection was refused when contact the proxy?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 08:31:02 AM »
You can click the "Try again" button. If it still doesn't work, switch to another proxy.

Terry,

But every single Level 1 proxy that I try comes up with the same problem.....

How long do the proxies remain useable?

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Re: The connection was refused when contact the proxy?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 08:43:23 AM »
Because proxies usually die fast: http://forum.my-proxy.com/proxy-questions/why-proxies-always-die-quickly-t93.0.html
please test them every time before you use them.
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Re: The connection was refused when contact the proxy?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 08:48:27 AM »

Terry,

How long do they typically last?

5-10 minutes?????

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Re: The connection was refused when contact the proxy?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 10:36:31 PM »
How long do they typically last?
5-10 minutes?

When you use a proxy, maybe it has already kept working for several days, it may die next minute.
Most proxies can only be working for several hours, so we have to update our proxy list every day.
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