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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Manual SSL proxy setting?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2009, 09:47:57 PM »
Thanks David... but really I can't understand. For me, if the port is not listed in the redirected ports of WebShield, the traffic won't be scanned. It will bypass WebShield. But you're saying that we'll get in a circle, I believe, just I can't understand.
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Re: Manual SSL proxy setting?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2009, 10:05:40 PM »
It is effectively redirecting to itself, which is an unnecessary step as it works without that as the browser if manually set to use the localhost port 12080 already directs web traffic to the web shield proxy.

It still works if you have the ignore local communication unchecked, but I don't know if it is going to have any overhead as there isn't any need to effectively redirect traffic twice.
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Re: Manual SSL proxy setting?
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2009, 07:40:25 PM »
One last comment (at least from me).  I thought I'd already mentioned this, but maybe I forgot (or worded it badly) or you missed it.

With the Firefox HTTP proxy set as I'd noted, 127.0.0.1 port 12080, and avast's web shield redirect set to port 80 (I think that's default anyway), the web shield does seem to scan HTTP traffic normally.  If I open the resident protection options, the web shield is showing a reasonable figure for number of items scanned, and "last scanned" is right up to date.

So any speed improvement (which as David said would probably be marginal anyway) is not from having lost web shield protection.
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Re: Manual SSL proxy setting?
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2009, 08:19:34 PM »
Thanks for the update Mike.
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