I am trying to install Contribute across a school network and
want to use keys to allow users to connect to the school website so
that they do not have to manually enter connection settings etc.
I install Contribute on a machine and then set up a
connection for a user manually, and can connect to the remote
website. I then log off and log in as another user and manually set
up the connection and again I can access the remote website.
As I have over 50 network users who access various PC’s
across the network I want to a key so that non technical users can
easily setup their Contribute connection and avoid having to
manually enter all the connection details each time they use a new
I have tried to use a key sent from Contribute, however this
fails and I get the message:
Unknown host: Contribute could not find the server
www.colstons.bristol.sch.uk. Please check you connection
information or contact your administrator.
Clicking on ok to clear the dialogue box brings this message:
"Contribute could not verify your connection key. A network
connection to the server could not be established. Please contact
your administrator for assistance".
I have tried various settings with the key - manually adding
the ftp proxy settings and port number (as when setting up a manual
connection) and using the settings I am using to send a key.
I have no problems connecting Contribute to our school
intranet and have tested keys in this way without problem.
Our web site is hosted externally to the main school network
and we have to pass through our own proxy server and the lea proxy
for Bristol. The school proxy runs ISA and the LEA Squid but cause
no apparent problems when the connection is made manually.