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JSI Tip 2979. IE uses Proxy for local IP address, but I have 'Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses' enabled?

When you connect to a local web server using the IP address or FQDN (, Internet Explorer connects through the Proxy server, even though you have Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses enabled?

If you connect using a host name (http://webserver), Proxy is bypassed?

The Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses option only checks host name. To bypass a domain name or range of IP addresses, use the proxy exception list:

1. Internet Explorer / Tools / Internet Options.

2. Select the Connections tab.

3. Press LAN Settings.

4. Press Advanced.

5. Type the exceptions into the Exceptions box.

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