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How do you test if you're really anonymous behind proxies?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by duimstra, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. duimstra

    duimstra Regular Member

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    Let's say you're using a few proxies and you want to test if you're really anonymous. How do you do that?

    Is there a website or an application that can show you're really hidden and you're not bleeding DNS leaks, Flash cookies or FORWARDED HTTP headers?

    Also, do you guys mostly use only 1 proxy or 2-3 chained proxies? Or a VPN + proxy?

    Cheers,
     
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    I use whatismyip to find out what my ip address is, I usually check a few other methods
     
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    For AnalyzeMy.Net - yes, with and without proxy.
     
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    webtraderpro Newbie

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    If you use FF you can add What is my IP Adress module, works fine. ;)
     
  8. duimstra

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    Hi, can you explain these other methods? Thanks.
     
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    yakamo Newbie

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    If you want to know a little more information on your proxy try out this site here.

    h**p://checker.samair.ru/

    It will tell you if you are on a truly anonymous proxy and if the proxy is hiding the fact that it is a proxy. Not just the IP address and location.
     
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    Any apps that can test a LIST of proxies? Would be really nice to check say 100 proxies at a time.
     
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    texacola1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Obviously works perfectly, nice one thanks...

    IP detected: 64.1xx.2xx.122 (one of my own proxies loaded up in firefox)
    Country: Click here to find out what country your proxy belongs to
    Resume: You are using high-anonymous (elite) proxy (if you are using proxy).

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    Anonymity types
    Anonymous - HTTP Proxy server does not send HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR variable to host, this improves privacy since your IP address can not be logged.
    High-anonymous (elite proxy) - HTTP Servers of this type do not send HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR, HTTP_VIA and HTTP_PROXY_CONNECTION variables. Host doesn't even know you are using proxy server an of course it doesn't know your IP address.
     
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    A good start would be to test proxy for anonymity before using.

    1) Good link on understanding proxy anonymity and how such is tested. In a nutshell one must analyze the headers that proxies may leak by using a trusted destination server.
    blog.theproxisrightDOTCOM/post/91330682046/how-to-measure-proxy-anonymity

    2) Use one or many proxy testers before you use a proxy. If you use more than one, then you can have more confidence.
    Many proxy aggregation sites offer such a service for free.
    theproxisrightDOTCOM/#proxyChecker
     
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    I use VPN most of time, its fast and more effective
     
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    myinternetempire Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just search on Google for "what is my IP" or go to www.google.com.