Re: Web Service Request/WebClient behind Socks Proxy

From: Feroze [MSFT] (
Date: 02/23/04

Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 22:06:01 -0800

Socks proxy is not supported with System.Net.HttpWebRequest.

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"Andrew Denler" <> wrote in message
> I have a client that is using a Socks proxy exclusively for their access
to the Net.  I would like to call a web service and use the WebClient class
to download a file from the Internet from behind the Socks proxy.  Is there
a way to tell WebRequest/WebClient to use a socks proxy?  Using the standard
WebRequest.proxy object does not appear to work with a socks proxy.