Using the Oxford English Dictionary outside the BarNet network
BarNet offers its members access to the Oxford English Dictionary from within the BarNet network. Using the OED outside the BarNet network is not direct possible. When following the steps in this document, a workaround for this problem can be installed.
This document is for people who ...
With this solution it is not necessary anymore to setup a VPN connection the BarNet network to use the OED.
Quick technical description
Configure your browser to use the proxy.pac file at http://www.barnet.com.au/barnet-proxy.pac for automatic proxy configuration. Then login to the BarNet proxy server with your BarNet username and password.
We have encountered difficulties with this solution on the following platforms:
How to configure Mozilla and Netscape Navigotor
How to configure Internet Explorer under Windows
When browsing to http://oed.barnet.com.au, you suddenly see this screen instead of the familiar screen...
In the Tools menu, go to Internet Options.
Go to the Connections tab. If you are connected to an ethernet, select LAN settings at the bottom. if you are dialin in, select the dial-up method at the top and select the Settings button.
Tick the box with Use automatic configuration script, and
enter there: http://www.barnet.com.au/barnet-proxy.pac.
Then you are asked for a password for the BarNet proxy server.
Fill in your BarNet username and password.
And you have access to the OED again!
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