The Amazon S3 service is an interesting option to store data. One program that connects S3 directly to your desktop is Jungle Disk. Without a proxy Jungle Disk is installed very quickly and run without any issues for me.
However if you use a proxy, then you might run into issues. In my situation Jungle Disk failed to map the drive with a rather generic â€œDrive mapping failedâ€ error. To cut the long story short: If you use a proxy you have to make sure that you do not use the proxy for â€œlocalxp.jungledisk.comâ€ (under Windows XP) since Jungle Disk decided to have this address for its drive. So if you live in an environment where you have to use â€œautomatic proxy detectionâ€ then just add the following line to your hosts file in order for everything to work:
127.0.0.1Â Â Â Â Â Â localxp.jungledisk.com
That did the trick for me.