Author Topic: Web Shield significantly impacting network speed - or just the test??  (Read 10044 times)

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Offline calcu007

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Re: Web Shield significantly impacting network speed - or just the test??
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2009, 01:30:13 PM »
TXT is already in the Exceptions settings
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Re: Web Shield significantly impacting network speed - or just the test??
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009, 03:30:27 PM »
You may want to start by filtering these (Web Shield - Customize - Web Scanning): HTML,HTM,EXE,COM,ZIP,PDF,TXT

As for the proxy settings, if you are using Firefox: Options - Advanced - Network - Settings (see attached graphic).

I notice that in your image, you have the Use this proxy for all protocols.

I believe that is wrong and may impact on the web shield as:
a) It only monitors HTTP traffic (port 80) and is expecting that traffic to use the HTTP Protocol.
b) If for whatever reason other Protocols use the proxy then the web shield would be expecting HTTP and not other protocols and 'may' spend time trying to scan it.
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