Lab 3.3: Testing the Explicit Proxy deployment

To test the deployed solution, RDP to the Outbound Win7 Client and do the following:


Username = student / Password = agility

  • Configure the client browser to use for explicit proxy access.

    • This setting for Chrome can be find in Settings ‣ Advanced ‣ Open proxy settings.
  • SSH to BIG-IP CLI and run the following tcpdump command to view the browser traffic hitting the explicit proxy IP.

    tcpdump -nni client-net port 3128
  • Test by browsing to url of choice. You should see the traffic stream across tcpdump from previous command.

  • An explicit proxy request test can also be done using command-line cURL:

    curl -vk –proxy

    Again watch the tcpdump from the previous test to confirm explicit proxy use.