Use ArcIMS with a Proxy Server

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Use the Proxy Server properties file ( to specify whether your Local Area Network (LAN) uses a proxy server to connect to the Internet. A proxy server is a computer on your LAN that connects to the Internet without compromising the security of your internal network. If you are not sure how your LAN connects to the Internet, contact your system administrator.


If you use proxy servers, then set the appropriate properties in the file which is located in the user's Profiles directory on Windows and at $AIMSHOME/Xenv on UNIX.

  • If your LAN uses a proxy server to connect to the Internet for HTTP protocol requests, then the HostName and Port of the proxy server to use needs to be set. For example:


  • The same rules apply when connecting via a proxy server and using a secure HTTP protocol (HTTPS), except that you would use the following properties:


  • If your LAN doesn't use a proxy server and is directly connected to the Internet, do not set these properties. This is the default.

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