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How to use a proxy? Not sure what category this should go under...

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by cowsgonemadd3, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. cowsgonemadd3

    cowsgonemadd3 Junior Member

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    I have never really understood how to use a proxy.

    Usually I type in "proxy" into google and find one but for some reason some sites still see my OWN IP and not the proxies.

    How can I use a proxy?
     
  2. TheCheesePolice

    TheCheesePolice Registered Member

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    What browser are you using?

    In Firefox:

    Tools > Settings > Advanced > Settings > Choose proxy, enter the IP and port.
     
  3. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    And for future reference, there's a Proxies sub-forum underneath Main Forums. There are a number of stickies there with good "Proxies 101" type of info.

    A lot of it depends on what you want to do - just web browsing? Or using other apps? Or putting your entire internet connection behind a proxy or VPN.

    Check out the Proxies sub-forum when you have time, vefy informational area:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f101-proxies/

    peace,
    gregs.
     
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  4. cowsgonemadd3

    cowsgonemadd3 Junior Member

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    Thanks, I did not see that forum.

    I do not see a port number on some of the proxy lists, what do you do when that happens?
     
  5. TheCheesePolice

    TheCheesePolice Registered Member

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    You get a new list.
     
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    JadeAyesha Newbie

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    Proxy servers are used for many different reasons.Services like AOL use proxy servers for Internet traffic loud balancing.While others use them for a thin layer of privacy.The most common or preffered use of a privacy server is for privacy (aka anonymisation).Thats often achieved through a large network of various servers located all over the world.The key factor in using a proxy server for privacy is that it mask your IP address and presents a different one to the website you're visiting.

    There are 4-steps to use proxy.
    1.)Download and Install TOR.
    2.)Download and Install FoxyProxy.
    3.)Configure FoxyProxy.
    4.)QuickAdd Websites to enable the Proxy server.