In situations where any URL to be monitored is available in the Internet, then the requests have to be routed through a HTTP proxy server. Such URL monitoring can be performed by setting the proxy configuration. For eg., to access websites from your browser, you should configure an HTTP Proxy (In Internet Explorer, Click on Tools >Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings). Follow the steps given below to configure a proxy server:
Open Web Client, click on Admin tab, then click Configure Proxy.
Select Automatically detect settings, if the proxy is to be detected automatically.
To specify the proxy settings manually, select Use a proxy server and specify the following details:
Host and port number of the proxy server.
User Name and password of the user to access the Internet.
Specifies whether you want to use the proxy server for all local (intranet) addresses. Because a proxy server acts as a security barrier between your internal network (intranet) and the Internet, you could need extra permissions from your system administrator to gain access to Web pages through a proxy server. You might be able to gain access to local addresses easier and faster if you do not use the proxy server.
Specify Internet addresses you want to connect to without
using a proxy server. For example, you might not want to use the proxy
server to contact other computers on your local network. Use semicolon
(;) to specify multiple IPs.
The entries may be any of the following:
a complete host name (e.g. "www.adventnet.com")
a domain name; domain names must begin with a dot (e.g. ".adventnet.com")
an IP-address (e.g. "188.8.131.52")
an IP-subnet, specified as an IP-address and a netmask separated by a "/" (e.g. "34.56.78/255.255.255.192"); a 0 bit in the netmask means that that bit won't be used in the comparison (i.e. the addresses are AND'ed with the netmask before comparison).
All request to the Internet will then be routed through the proxy server.