Connecting through an HTTP proxy server

HTTP proxy servers handle HTTP requests through firewalls. They act as intermediaries between private local networks and the Internet. The HTTP proxy server is connected to both the local network and the Internet. Local users configure their browsers to pass HTTP requests through the HTTP proxy server by specifying the proxy server's IP address and TCP port number. The HTTP proxy server accepts these HTTP requests and forwards them to the actual Web servers specified by the URLs entered in the browser.

For Z and I Emulator for Web clients, HTTP proxy servers act as forwarding agents for connections to a host system. The HTTP proxy server opens a connection to the host system and sends data back and forth between the host system and the client. Although an HTTP proxy server usually closes a connection after servicing an HTTP request, Z and I Emulator for Web keeps the connection open for host traffic by using the HTTP Connect method (if it is enabled for the proxy server).

To have a session use a HTTP proxy server, you need to select HTTP proxy as the proxy type and specify the proxy server name and port number. For more information on HTTP proxy server settings, refer to Proxy Server in the online help.