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Remote access

The proxy server of the Library & Information Center of the University of Macedonia enables remote users to access the Library’s digital subscriptions (databases, electronic journals, electronic books, PSEPHEDA).

Who needs the Proxy Server (remote access from non-adjacent counties and abroad)
The proxy server is essential to those remote users who need access to the Library's electronic resources (databases, electronic journals, electronic books, PSEPHEDA) from a computer that is not connected to the University’s intranet. For example, if your computer at home connects to the Internet via a third-party Internet Service Provider (e.g. OTE-net, ForthNet, HOL, etc) then, in order to access the services to which the Library has a subscription, the proxy server must be used.

However, the proxy server should only be used for accessing the Library's electronic resources. In order to preserve the Library's network and computing resources, the proxy server's configuration does not allow its use for general Internet browsing and as a result it restricts many of the traditional Internet services, such as file downloading, e-mail, chat, etc. For general Web browsing the settings mentioned below should be removed from your browser.

 
Settings

For Mozilla Firefox (>=56.χ)

For Internet Explorer (7.x - 11.x)

For Google Chrome (>=60.x)

For Opera (>=48.x)

 

 For Mozilla Firefox (>=56.x)

At first, you have to enable the menu toolbar. To do that, click on the top of the window on a section that does not have a tab open amd verify that the "Menu Toolbar" is checked.

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1.  From the menu click on Tools -> Options. Then at the left verify that you are on the "General" section and scroll down until you reach the Proxy Server subsection. Click on Settings...

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2.  Choose Manual Proxy Configuration and then fill-in the following information in the available fields:


HTTP Proxy: 195.251.214.183
Port: 3128

3. Select the checkbox "use this proxy server for all protocols". At least the field "SSL proxy" must be configured with the same settings

Press OK to complete the configuration

4. The first time you will try to use Mozilla Firefox (and every time you restart it) you will be prompted to authenticate yourself to the proxy server. At the pop-up dialog box enter the same username and password that you use to access your COMPUS account at the university, which have been given to you from the Computer Center.

5. If you cannot connect to the proxy server (the pop-up dialog box keeps appearing even though you enter your credentials), the be sure to check if:

 5.1 You enter the wrong credentials

 5.2 Your antivirus, internet security, or other security protection software, blocks session management establishment

 5.3 You try to connect to the proxy via anonymous browsing. The connection to the proxy server should use a standard browser window and not anonymous access.

 5.4 You have established a connection through a VPN client to another institution that might interfere with the connection to the proxy server. Try to disconnect from the VPN and try again

 5.5 Your network connection is unstable. Re-connecting with your network, causes the proxy server to repeat the authentication process.

 
  For Internet Explorer 7.x - 11.x

1.  From the menu Tools -> Internet Options, click on the Connections tab.

a.  If you use dial-up networking to access the Internet, click on the connection that you use from inside the area Dial-up and Virtual Private Network Settings and click Settings

b.  If you have an ADSL connection and of type Ethernet, or wireless the click on LAN Settings from the Local Area Network settings area.

Choose the box "Use a proxy server for your LAN" and

2.  Fill in the following settings:

Address: 195.251.214.183
Port:  3128

3. Click on "Advnaced" and make sure that the checkbox "Use the same proxy server for all protocols" is checked

4.  If you use an aDSL connection and you cannot access our electronic subscriptions with these settings, then after canceling the LAN settings that you have applied in the Local Area Network settings area, click on the aDSL connection that you use within the Dial-up and Virtual Private Network Settings dialog box and then click on Settings. Fill in the settings of step 2.

5.  In any case the "Automaticaly detect settings" box should not be checked.

 Press OK to complete the configuration

6.  The first time you will try to use Mozilla Firefox (and every time you restart it) you will be prompted to authenticate yourself to the proxy server. At the pop-up dialog box enter the same username and password that you use to access your COMPUS account at the university, which have been given to you from the Computer Center.

7. If you cannot connect to the proxy server (the pop-up dialog box keeps appearing even though you enter your credentials), the be sure to check if:

 7.1 You enter the wrong credentials

 7.2 Your antivirus, internet security, or other security protection software, blocks session management establishment

 7.3 You try to connect to the proxy via anonymous browsing. The connection to the proxy server should use a standard browser window and not anonymous access.

 7.4 You have established a connection through a VPN client to another institution that might interfere with the connection to the proxy server. Try to disconnect from the VPN and try again

 7.5 Your network connection is unstable. Re-connecting with your network, causes the proxy server to repeat the authentication process.

 
 
 

 For Google Chrome (>=60.x)

1.  Click on the image on the upright that resembles a vertical three-dot symbol, next to the address toolbar and click Settings... Scroll down until you see the "Advanced" link and click on it. In the "System" section, click on "Open Proxy Settings".

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2.  In the window that appears:
a)  If you use dial-up networking to access the Internet, click on the connection that you use from inside the area Dial-up and Virtual Private Network Settings and click Settings
b)  If you have an ADSL connection, or wireless the click on LAN Settings from the Local Area Network settings area.
Choose the box "Use a proxy server for your LAN" and fill in the following settings:

Address: 195.251.214.183
Port: 3128

3. Click on "Advnaced" and make sure that the checkbox "Use the same proxy server for all protocols" is checked

4.  If you use a DSL connection and you cannot access our digital subscriptions with these settings, then after canceling the LAN settings that you have applied in the Local Area Network Settings area, click on the aDSL connection that you use within the Dial-up and Virtual Private Network Settings dialog box and then click on Settings. Then, fill in the settings of step 2.

5.  In any case the "Automaticaly detect settings" box should not be checked.

Press OK to complete the configuration

6. The first time you will try to use Mozilla Firefox (and every time you restart it) you will be prompted to authenticate yourself to the proxy server. At the pop-up dialog box enter the same username and password that you use to access your COMPUS account at the university, which have been given to you from the Computer Center.

7. If you cannot connect to the proxy server (the pop-up dialog box keeps appearing even though you enter your credentials), the be sure to check if:

 7.1 You enter the wrong credentials

 7.2 Your antivirus, internet security, or other security protection software, blocks session management establishment

 7.3 You try to connect to the proxy via anonymous browsing. The connection to the proxy server should use a standard browser window and not anonymous access.

 7.4 You have established a connection through a VPN client to another institution that might interfere with the connection to the proxy server. Try to disconnect from the VPN and try again

 7.5 Your network connection is unstable. Re-connecting with your network, causes the proxy server to repeat the authentication process

 

  For Opera (>=48.x)

1. Click on the "O" icon that is located in the upleft corner of the window and then click Settings.

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2. From the choices at the left choose Browser and then go to the Network section.

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3. Click the Change Proxy Settings... button to open the proxy server dialog box.

4. On the window that appears:
a)  If you use dial-up networking to access the Internet, click on the connection that you use from inside the area Dial-up and Virtual Private Network Settings and click Settings
b)  If you have an ADSL connection and of type Ethernet, or wireless the click on LAN Settings from the Local Area Network settings area.
Choose the box "Use a proxy server for your LAN" and fill in the following settings:

Address: 195.251.214.183
Port: 3128

5. Click on "Advnaced" and make sure that the checkbox "Use the same proxy server for all protocols" is checked

6.  If you use an aDSL connection and you cannot access our digital subscriptions with these settings, then after canceling the LAN settings that you have applied in the Local Area Network Settings area, click on the DSL connection that you use within the Dial-up and Virtual Private Network Settings dialog box and then click on Settings. Then, fill in the settings of step 2.

7.  In any case the "Automaticaly detect settings" box must not be checked.

Press OK to complete the configuration

8. The first time you will try to use Mozilla Firefox (and every time you restart it) you will be prompted to authenticate yourself to the proxy server. At the pop-up dialog box enter the same username and password that you use to access your COMPUS account at the university, which have been given to you from the Computer Center.

9. If you cannot connect to the proxy server (the pop-up dialog box keeps appearing even though you enter your credentials), the be sure to check if:

 9.1 You enter the wrong credentials

 9.2 Your antivirus, internet security, or other security protection software, blocks session management establishment

 9.3 You try to connect to the proxy via anonymous browsing. The connection to the proxy server should use a standard browser window and not anonymous access.

 9.4 You have established a connection through a VPN client to another institution that might interfere with the connection to the proxy server. Try to disconnect from the VPN and try again

 9.5 Your network connection is unstable. Re-connecting with your network, causes the proxy server to repeat the authentication process