A proxy server allows you to surf the web as if you were on campus. This allows you to access journals from home or when traveling that are only available from on campus.

The settings for the server are as follows:

server: ap.smu.ca
port: 7331
username: (your usual smuap username)
password: (if your usual password does not work, contact Dave Lane for assistance)

  1. Firefox (Tools->Options.. Advanced tab, Connection Settings... button - set manual proxy configuration and enter the details for both http and ssl proxy lines. You will be prompted for the username/password.)
  2. Safari (Safari -> Preferences..., Advanced button, Proxies... Change Settings... button, check both Web Proxy and SSL Web Proxy and enter the details)
  3. Internet Explorer (Tools->Internet Options, Connections tab, LAN settings button, enable proxy server and enter the details. You will be prompted for the username/password).

It is recommended that you only enable this when you need Journal access as it will be slower (because all traffic is routed through SMU) and don't make these changes to your office computer as this just adds unnecessary load on server ap. Also, all your access is logged by your username on ap and you may not want that!

If you need help or have problems, ask Dave Lane.

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