I was using the GeoFindCoordinates function in AIMMS to map a given city name to a lat/lon combination and received an error message all of the time. Then I remembered I was on VPN and maybe there was an issue with the connectivity, so I disabled my VPN connection and tried again and the GeoFindCoordinates was able to execute without a problem.
Whenever I am connected to the VPN connection at work, all my outgoing connections must go via a proxy server. Almost all programs I am working use the standard http_proxy and https_proxy environment varaibles, but it looks like GeoFindCoordinates is not doing this.
I know there was a possibility to provide proxy settings for activating a license, but I can’t seem to trigger that option (as this seems to use my IE proxy settings).
Is there any other way that I can set the proxy settings for this function? Also, could there be a potential for any other functions (like calling webservices, etc) that make outside HTTP(S) connections that they do not use the http_proxy/https_proxy environment variables?
Best answer by MarcelRoelofsView original