Local traffic control

Very often the computer used as the Internet gateway is also used as the personal computer of the network administrator. In such cases, there is a need to keep track of the traffic going through the gateway.

This problem could be solved by adding a new user with Authorization by IP address having an IP of (the so-called Loopback adapter). Then, it is reasonable to assign a semantic name to this user, e.g. 'local'.

Then, in Internet Options (Start - Control Panel), enable 'using proxy' and specify the appropriate address and port ( illustration).