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How Often Do You Switch Proxies?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Sinistar, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Sinistar

    Sinistar Newbie

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    I'm new to proxies and need help. If I'm using FF plugin, SwitchProxy, how often should I auto-switch the proxies and why do I need to do this?
     
  2. gundamwing

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    im using manual input proxy . i have three browser
    fun /serious /high mega platinum serious

    Any web resource you access can gather personal information about you through your unique IP address

    your ID in the internet.

    they can monitor your reading interests, spy upon you and according to some policies of the Internet resources deny accessing any information you might need.
    you might become a target for many marketers and advertising agencies who, having information about your interests and knowing your IP address as well as your e-mail, will be able to send you regularly their spam and junk e-mails.
    a web site can automatically exploit security holes in your system using not-very-complex, ready-made, free hacking programs. Some of such programs may just hang your machine, making you reboot it, but other, more powerful ones, can get access to the content of your hard drive or RAM. Everything a web site may need for that is only your IP address and some information about your operating system.
    the solution
    Using an anonymous proxy server you don't give anybody chance to find out your IP address to use it in their own interests.
     
  3. Sinistar

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    So if I'm using let's say, a Socks 4 list...how often do I switch between proxies?

    Also, do I have to change settings in Firefox to get proxies to work? Is there a step-by-step somewhere?
     
  4. retry

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    It's hard to answer your question. It depends on what you are doing on the Internet.
    If you are creating accounts for a specific service, you might need to change your proxy for every new account you make.

    If you just want to browse anonymously, you could use a service like TOR. People have different opinions on how secure TOR is though, but I do belive it's secure in the way that your IP will be hidden. I would not use TOR for making accounts though.

    If you for example are into eBay you would need to change your IP for every account you have, to not get caught by eBay.

    I'm just mentioning examples here. It's not really an answer to your question, but hopefully it was usefull for something:)

    Kindly regards

    Retry
     
  5. sownsow

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    I was curious about the same thing. If you are using proxies with tubespinner or something like that how often should you change them for that?
     
  6. apekillape

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    Again, it depends very directly on what you're doing with them.

    For youtube view increasing, frankly it doesn't seem to matter much as long as they work. I only refresh(ed) my lists every day or so to make sure I had enough usable IPs. For other things like the abovementioned craigslist, it's very strict and you'd never get away with that.

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  7. Sinistar

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    Okay, so let's say you're making multiple Facebook accounts...

    If you are auto-rotating 5 IP's to keep speed up, will you be flagged by the site?

    Do they know you're switching IP's when you're just working in 1 account?
     
  8. apekillape

    apekillape Senior Member Premium Member

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    That's more a question of if they're looking or not.

    You can get away with just stuffing a ham down your pants and walking out of the store if no one's watching you. If the shopkeep's aware of you already, you should probably be more careful.

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  9. Sinistar

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    Fair enough.

    So, when would someone need to auto-rotate IP's? Is it just to always have a fast connection or are there other benefits?
     
  10. apekillape

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    Think really hard about what this actually looks like.

    Your account is being connected to from multiple IPs in the same session. Probably in different regions.

    Does that seem dodgy to you?

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    it depends on the actual site you need it for. for some sites, i never switch because logging in from different IPs is a red flag. for others i switch everytime to not raise any red flags - so it really depends on the site.