For the most part, your Java installation will read the proxy settings from Internet Explorer and work correctly -- most people will not need to do anything more to configure it.
However, if you make use of standalone Java applications that do not run within your browser, the default configuration can be problematic. Whilst Java will find our proxy servers, it can only get your username and password when Internet Explorer is actually running.
The simplest solution is to always open Internet Explorer and visit an off-campus web site before using such applications. You'll need to leave IE running whenever you're using these Java applications.
If you use another browser by default (such as Firefox) the above solution isn't ideal. In these circumstances, you can configure Java the proxy settings directly within Java. To do this:
Last Modified: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:51:26 SAST