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Old Sep 9th, 2004, 11:18 AM   #1
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I'm confused.

Here's the situation. I use my PB both at home and at the office. At the office, I have to go through a proxy server if I want access to the outside world. At home, no proxy.

So, every morning when I first boot my machine at work, I have to go into my network settings and re-enable the proxy settings for my airport card.

When I open the finder, my iDisk appears but is offline (as evidenced by the fact that Backup, Library and Software are just pointers to text files).

However, if I select Go->iDisk->Other User's iDisk and enter my username and password, I can successfully connect to my iDisk as if it were someone else's.

So I guess this was just a long-winded way of asking how do I refresh the connection status of my iDisk? I've tried everything I can think of to no avail.
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Old Sep 9th, 2004, 02:32 PM   #2
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Question, instead of changing the settings in System Preferences, why not set up two network locations?

It's handy to be able to switch between two completely different sets of settings just from the Apple Menu.

As to the iDisk, if nothing else, an AppleScript may solve your issue.
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Probably your idisk is trying to make the connection at login. Because your proxies haven't been set the access is denied.

If you set the proxies then re-boot is the connection then made?
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why not set up two network locations?
In actual fact, I *have* setup two network locations. However, it never dawned on me that "Automatic" was not simply switching between the "Home" and "Work" locations.

Thanks for the pointer to that article.

As for rebooting after activating the proxies, I'll have to give that a try at work tomorrow. Seems a little bit of a pain, though. I'd have thought that there would be some sort of "re-connect" option.
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BTW, if you choose Go/iDisk/My disk, does it connect? I don't understand why you need "Other Users iDisk".
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if you choose Go/iDisk/My disk, does it connect? I don't understand why you need "Other Users iDisk".
Nope. Hence my confusion. If I select Go->iDisk->My iDisk it just opens a finder window with the iDisk selected but it's still in local (offline) mode.

I think the problem lies with the fact that although I can automatically connect to the wireless network at work, I have to then connect to a VPN in order to get outside access. By then, iDisk has tried (and failed) to connect.

At least I've figured out a workaround.
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I have similar issues when it come to Proxy Authentication. I use a little piece of freeware called Authoxy, that by-passes that Authentication process.
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