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Does Proxy Firewall Work On All Programs/Applications?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by matapples01, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. matapples01

    matapples01 Regular Member

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    If I'm running proxy firewall in the background and "associate" programs to it, is their anything else I need to do to run that application behind the proxy?

    I know some applications allow you to enter proxy lists into that specific program but rather than have to keep updating a list in each program, I'd rather have it just run them all behind proxy firewall and just update/check the one list in there.

    Will the association for each program to proxy firewall force that program to run under the proxies in the proxy firewall list and/or is there anything I need to change in the program/application settings?

    I've read things about people who use Tor having to set a "default" setting in the program(s) to have it default to Tor and have also read a bit on sockscap for apps that weren't necessarily made for proxies. I just want to make sure my applications are actually being run through proxies.
     
  2. apekillape

    apekillape Senior Member Premium Member

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    Yes, it acts like a regular firewall, in that every program that tries to access the internet has to run through it.

    Run proxyfirewall, then try to use those programs. Proxyfirewall should ask you if you want to allow it.

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  3. GenerationX

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    I believe it won't work on programs that use UDP.
     
  4. kandor

    kandor Regular Member

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    I don't know why some programs it won't work with, maybe it is UDP, I never dig in to it deaper to figure out more.
    But I know for sure it does not work with tubeincreaser.

    That one give our IP all over the net.

    Kandor
     
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    apekillape Senior Member Premium Member

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    That's not true. I've used it with Tube Increaser.

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    kandor Regular Member

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    Well that is true as I said.

    Try to hit a regular page that you have access to stats with tube increaser.

    You will see very few of the visits comes from the proxies you have and the rest comes from your main ip.

    Kandor
     
  7. matapples01

    matapples01 Regular Member

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    Yep, that's the way I've done it in the past and I assumed that was all I had to worry about. It prompts me for a yes or no to run it through the program when I try to run an application I just wasn't sure if I needed to set some generic ip address in each program to make it default to proxy firewall or if the PF setting was the only thing I had to worry about. Sounds like I was assuming correctly. Thanks for confirming.
     
  8. aj113

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    Generally, that is all you need to do, but regretytably, not all appplications work with PF. I could name at least two, they both use .NET framework, which may be relevant.
     
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    yaeh, i had also some programms that would not work with Proxy Firewall. I could get some of them to work with Proxifier
     
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