If you use a proxy server to access the Internet you must configure Biomedical Genomics Workbench to use this. Otherwise you will not be able to perform any online activities (e.g. searching GenBank).
Biomedical Genomics Workbench supports the use of an HTTP-proxy and an anonymous SOCKS-proxy.
To configure your proxy settings, open Biomedical Genomics Workbench, and go to the Advanced-tab of the Preferences dialog (figure 1.27) and enter the appropriate information. The Preferences dialog is opened from the Edit menu.
You have the choice between an HTTP-proxy and a SOCKS-proxy. Biomedical Genomics Workbench only supports the use of a SOCKS-proxy that does not require authorization.
You can select whether the proxy should be used also for FTP and HTTPS connections.
Exclude hosts can be used if there are some hosts that should be contacted directly and not through the proxy server. The value can be a list of hosts, each separated by a
|, and in addition a wildcard character
* can be used for matching. For example:
If you have any problems with these settings you should contact your systems administrator.