Often, a firewall may prevent access to the library’s databases. The purpose of a firewall is to limit the access others have to your computer through the Internet. Your Internet Service Provider may have a firewall that is not configured to all access to our proxy server.
Today, many users access the Internet from behind a firewall. Some DSL and cable modems have built-in firewall/routers. These would be hardware or physical firewalls. To configure them, you would need to refer to the documentation that came with the device. There are also software firewalls. These are often not as effective as a security measure, but are certainly better than no firewall at all. To access EZProxy, your firewall must allow access to ports 2048 and 2050 through 2400 on ezproxy.nicholls.edu.
A list of known servers that our database vendors use to provide access to our database materials is available at: https://www.nicholls.edu/library/help/firewall. This list is by no means comprehensive, but we have compiled what we know due to high level of requests for this information.