Configuring a proxy server
Service updates for the z/OS® Explorer are available on a pre-configured download site on the internet. Your organization might require you to connect to the internet through a proxy server. You can use the Preferences dialog to define a proxy server.
- Use the appropriate method to open the Preferences window:
- Windows or Linux®: Click on the workbench menu bar.
- OS X: Click on the main menu.
- Expand General and click Network Connections. The Network Connections pane is displayed in the Preferences window.
- Select the schema for the proxy type, HTTP, HTTPS, you want to configure and click Edit.
- Type the address of the proxy, and the port number, in the dialog. If the proxy server requires authentication, select the Enable proxy authentication check box and enter your user name and password. Click OK to close the dialog.
- Optional: If you have defined a proxy but one
or more of the servers you are connecting to does not use the proxy,
you must configure a proxy bypass. Click Add Host to
open the Proxy bypass hosts dialog. Enter the server host name, for
example; mvs23.production.com and click OK.
All connections to the configured server will now go direct and not use the proxy.
- Click Apply to save the configuration.
- The Active Provider field indicates
whether the proxy is used. Select the appropriate setting. There are
three choices that can be selected:
- Any settings that were discovered in the OS are used. Native is the default setting. When this option is active, no proxy check boxes are selected.
- Any proxy servers defined in this view are used. When this option is active, all proxy check boxes are selected.
- All connections are opened without using proxy servers. When this option is active, no proxy check boxes are selected.
- Click OK to close the dialog.