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Help. What's the point of using Various Proxies if All have Same Subnet???

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by bobsleds, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    i just bought a pack of 100 proxies unbeknownst to me they all have same subnet. if i am using proxies to stay invisible to say youtube or whoever. wouldnt it be pointless to have 100 proxies with the same subnet? because then youtube would be able to identify all these actions coming from the same subnet

    i thought proxies are so they cant pin down your actions
    but having identical subnets is a huge red flag no?

    it would almost be like not even having a proxy at all?
     
  2. NIXMY

    NIXMY Regular Member Premium Member

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    Honestly I don't think so they monitor that. Of course it's better to use proxies from multiple subnets. That's the reason I do proxy scans worldwide to get nothing but unique subnets.

    A subnet diversity got nothing to do with proxy anonymity.
     
  3. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    are your proxies private or shared though?

    u say subnet diversity nothing to do with anonymity but if you have a 100 proxies with same subnet how is that anonymous? its almost waving a red flag saying that theyre all coming from same user.
     
  4. utuxia

    utuxia BANNED BANNED

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    if you're an extreme offender, then its possible they would ban an entire...but very very unlikely. They would potentially be banning 65,536 ip addresses.

    They might ban a top level ip, like 64.23.33.x (that's only 256) but you'd still have to be a big abuser.
     
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    NIXMY Regular Member Premium Member

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    An anonymous proxy is anonymous, no matter how many proxies you're using from the same subnet. I fully understand your concern though.
     
  6. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Do you know what a subnet is? It is a SUBdivision of an IP address. The 255.255.255.0 subnet is simply the a starting subnet range for a class C network.

    In other words almost everyone in the world with a class C IP starting with 192.168.X.X IP address has a 255.255.255.0 subnet mask. It is a meaningless tracking metric.
     
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  7. NIXMY

    NIXMY Regular Member Premium Member

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    A better example, C-class subnet 127.0.0/24

    That means 255 IP's where 252 are actually usable because one is for broadcast (127.0.0.255), and one for network (127.0.0.0). So you will actually have the following usable IP's for your LAN in this example:

    127.0.0.1-254

    Normally a router reserve one IP as well.
     
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    What he said. Plus don't worry about it!