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Hello guys!

I'm having some difficulties working on a light proxy server:
Working on Microsoft's C# example of WebRequest class, I get my code pinned under an instruction.

The code is:
HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest) WebRequest.Create("");

                request.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
                request.UserAgent = "Proxy Example";
                // get the response and write the status:
                HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

                //Get the stream containing content returned by the server
                Stream dataStream = response.GetResponseStream();

                //Open the stream using a StreamReader for easy access
                StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(dataStream);

                //Read the content
                string responseFromServer = reader.ReadToEnd();

                //Display the content

The console doesn`t display anything, the browser "waits for response". If I stop the execution, the program is waiting on the line
HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

I have disabled the firewall and I am running on Win7 as administrator (though I doubt this matters).

I have tried using the Timeout property of the request. After the set timeout, it gets out of the instruction with an exception. So I guess there is no response...

Any insights?
Thanks a lot!

Updated 9-Jan-11 7:40am

Could be one of many things. The last time I tried this, I needed to set the credentials to get past my corporate firewall:
request.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials; 

There is a code sample on MSDN[^] I found very helpful.

If you are working on a proxy server, you might consider async methods, but I'd get this working first!
Hope this helps.
Dalek Dave 9-Jan-11 14:35pm
Good Call.
I Checked your code in my System it works Fine. :)
also checked with others args and it works fine with these also

shpid3r wrote:
HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

I test it doesn't display anything when Internet-connection isn't available. it waits for Response from Internet Resource because of GetResponse().
please check your Connection while running this application.
and for more details please navigate This link[^]
Thanks for your interest!
I think this is the moment I will sound silly but...

I am trying to build a proxy. The application I am working on is a process that will run on a machine. It accepts incoming connections on a port (3125 in this case) and should relay the request and response.

I run the program (developing and debunging) on the same machine I`m working on (connected to the internet). To debug it, I was setting my machine's proxy settings to and then tyring a web page in a browser.

I thought the browser would proxy through my application, which would go directly on the web (I didn`t imagine that my application will access itself through Windows' proxy settings).

I have changed the testing setup: I use a different PC to connect through my proxy. Things go alright now.

Thanks for testing the internet connection. I feel silly :-\

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