BM 3.7 @ FP3D on NW6.0 @ SP3.
Using Craig's PROXY.CFG
My PC = Win98-se
Browser: IE v6.0.2800.1106 (SP1)
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The other day I was experimenting with the blocking of advertising web
sites like HTTP://AR.ATWOLA.com, DoubleClick, etc.. I believe I
added the URL to the rules area in NWADMN (I'm not sure if I also wrote a
filter exception for this.)

Then I went to th CNN home page.
In the ad banner (graphics) area at the top of the screen was displayed "Novell BorderManager 3.7" in white letters on a red
background. In other smaller ad areas was the truncated view of this Novell
graphic.

I then removed the rule(s) (and filters). to put everything back to
the way it was.

At one point, when I go to the CNN home page, it takes exactly 120
seconds for the page to drop in (should take less than 5 seconds). The display
appears as follows: where the ad banner area sh be, this is collapsed
down to nothing. It's as if the ad area does not exist at all. If it wasn't
for the 120 seconds, this would be way cool; no ads from those bottom
feeders.

I've restarted BM server (several times), even unload-then reloaded =PROXY.NLM -CC (several times). At one point I had Transparent Proxy =enabled. But I now have it disabled.

TEST#1:
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BM & Filters: Loaded
NWADMIN:
.......Transparent Proxy = Disabled.
.......HTTP Proxy = Enabled
.......DNS Proxy - Disabled
....BROWSER:
.......Auto Detect Settings = Off
.......Use Proxy Server... = Checked, Using Srvr Private IP,
Port=8080
.......Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses = Checked.
The display results of the CNN home page are that the Novell BM 3.7 =graphic is now being displayed again.

If I unload IPFLT, I get the same undesirable results. If I disable
rule processing, I still get the same undesirable results. I've cleared th
browser's cache, no help here. Then, If I unload PROXY.NLM and reset
my browser to not point to a Proxy Server, the CNN home page displays as
it should , with the advertising properly displayed.

TEST#2:
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BM & Filters: Loaded
Rebooted PC.
NWADMIN:
.......Transparent Proxy = Disabled.
.......HTTP Proxy = Enabled
.......DNS Proxy - Enabled
....BROWSER:
.......Auto Detect Settings = Off
.......Use Proxy Server... = On
.......Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses = Off (later IE
enabled it).
The display results of the CNN home page are that: (A) The page takes
120 seconds to display &(B) the top add banner area is there but displays
the Novell BM graphic.

TEST#3:
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BM & Filters: Loaded
Rebooted PC.
NWADMIN:
.......Transparent Proxy = Disabled.
.......HTTP Proxy = Enabled
.......DNS Proxy - Enabled
....BROWSER:
.......Auto Detect Settings = Off
.......Use Proxy Server... = Off
.......Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses = Off.
The results of the CNN home page display are that: Everything is as it
should be, with the ad banner properly displayed. But how did I get
out to the Internet if I told IE to NOT automatically detect settings and NOT
to use a Proxy?

So I went to a test PC on which I have with a Win98-se hard drive that
I haven't used since July. Fired it up & launched IE v5.5SP2. There were
no settings checked under LAN Settings. Everything worked fine. I then =enabled Use Proxy server and tried CNN again. The browser took 2
minutes to finish the display with the Novell BM graphic filling in the ad
area.

When I first installed BM, I couldn't browse until & changed settings
on IE Connection tab under the LAN settings to tell it to use the proxy
srvr's private IP.

I have looked everywhere to see if I have inadvertently left some
entry in a list, but I don't see anything that would effect this.

I've spent 4 days (no kidding!) on this, trying this-n-that scenarios
and am totally stumped (but I learned a lot more by researching this).

Do you have any idea as to a setting I might have overlooked that I
should change/eliminate? Is this a browser issue or a BM issue? Why am I able
to browse if I don't tell IE about a proxy server? Remember, HTTP Proxy
is disabled.

Thanks for the assist.

Regards.