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Microsoft KB Archive/172139

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IPX Winsock Proxy Clients Fail URL Access w/ Err. Msg. "Not Found"

Article ID: 172139

Article Last Modified on 10/7/1999


  • Microsoft Proxy Server 1.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172139


When you use Winsock Proxy clients using the IPX protocol, the client will fail when you try to access an URL with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), and you will get the following error message:

   Not found. The requested object does not exist on this server.
   The link you followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or the server
   has been instructed not to let you have it. Please inform the site
   administrator of the referring page."


This error is due to incompatible server information made available to the Winsock Proxy client in the Mspclnt.ini file. If the client tries to use the [Server IP Addresses] name information instead of the [Server IPX Addresses] information, the client may not be able to locate the Winsock Proxy server.


  1. Locate the Mspclnt.ini file in the \Clients subdirectory under the \Msp install directory on the Proxy Server.
  2. Delete the entire [Servers IP Addresses] section from the Mspclnt.ini file, and save the file.
  3. Update the client configuration files at the client system by opening Control Panel and double-clicking the WSP Client icon.
  4. Click the Update Now option in the Winsock Proxy Client dialog box to download the client configuration files from the server to the client.


For additional information regarding configuring Proxy Server with IPX clients, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

165341 Configuring Proxy Server with the IPX Protocol

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