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Enabling inSync Client-proxy server-inSync Server communication


This article contains instructions for configuring inSync Client to communicate with a proxy server. inSync administrators and inSync users might find this article useful.


If your organization mandates client-server communication using a proxy server, you can configure inSync Client to communicate with a proxy server. By default, the inSync Client communicates directly with the inSync Server.
To configure inSync Client to communicate with inSync Server via a proxy server, you must modify the inSync.cfg file.


Before you begin:
•    (Linux) Manually stop the inSyncClientGUI process.
•    (Windows) Manually stop the Druva inSync Client service.
•    Keep the IP address and credentials (if any) of the proxy server handy.
•    The HTTP and SOCKS5 protocols use ports 808 and 1080 respectively. Make sure that the appropriate port is free.


To configure inSync Client to work with a proxy server:

  1. Locate the inSync.cfg file.
  • (Windows) C:\inSync4\users\<user name>\inSync.cfg
  • (Linux) /etc/inSync4/users/<user name>/inSync.cfg

For example, if the user name is Jane, the paths will be:
(Windows) C:\inSync4\JANE\inSync.cfg
(Linux) /etc/inSync4/users/JANE/inSync.cfg


  1. Open inSync.cfg in a text editor.
  2. Add the following parameters:

PROXY_SERVER = ‘<host>:<port>’
PROXY_USER = ‘<user name>’
PROXY_PASSWD = ‘<password>’

Note: Add the PROXY_USER and PROXY_PASSWD parameters only if you want communication between inSync Client and the proxy server to be authenticated.

Additionally, these parameters must appear on separate lines.

For example, your entry might look like this:

PROXY_USER = 'Jane’;
PROXY_PASSWD = 'qawzsx1'

  1. Save your changes.
  2. Manually start the inSyncClientGUI process (Linux) or the Druva inSync Client service (Windows).
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