I just installed ESS RC1 on Vista 32-bit and can't get network connection to work via Privoxy (a personal proxy server). I route all my traffic (browser, updates etc.) through this proxy and I've never had any problems with other firewalls. With other programs like Look'n'stop or Comodo, they detect Privoxy just like any other network app and ask for approval. I can then set a rule to allow it which consequently allows all programs that point to it to get out to the internet. But with ESS, it never seems to detect Privoxy and thus I can't get any of the network apps that are set to use the proxy to get out. I've tried setting the firewall to interactive mode but I don't get any indication that Privoxy is trying to connect like I would expect. It's as if it is never receiving any traffic. My browser (Maxthon2) triggers the firewall and says it is trying to connect to localhost port 8118 (the Privoxy port) and I allow it. But then nothing else happens and the page I'm trying to load fails. I even tried manually adding a rule for Privoxy and that didn't help. Also, I turned off the firewall and it STILL didn't work. I had to completely turn off the proxy setting in my browser to get out to the internet. This is not acceptable because the whole point of Privoxy is to filter all my browser traffic for privacy and safety. Why would simply having ESS running, even with the firewall off, basically break my Privoxy setup? After uninstalling ESS, everything worked fine.