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Is using TOR as good as using public proxies?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by squiggy22, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. squiggy22

    squiggy22 Registered Member

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    I've been using TOR for some time now but haven't really dug into the pros and cons of using it versus other proxy options.

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    http://www.torproject.org/
    Can anyone tell me of any reason I should be careful using TOR versus other proxies?

    Much thanks.
     
  2. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    Tor has a limited number of exit nodes (if u do not know that concept, just have a look at wikipedia), those are pretty known. If the purpose is not to deliver high secure traffic (so that you cannot get caught), better take the public proxies. Tor is f*cking slow and most importantly, you cannot easily change the exit node - AFAIK you must explicitely request a new route (some clicking necesarry), this means that you use the same ip for a while which is for many cases just not the right thing.
     
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  3. crizk

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    Agreed. You can use tor nodes for general privacy, but as you can imagine they have been abused over the years, so many are blacklisted by everyone. Tor is crazy slow too... look around for some private proxy forums and spend 10 minutes a day gathering some yourself. Test them with Blech or Charon, and input them into the program of choice.

    Or ideally, pay for a private (or semi-private) proxy service... small bunches of IPs (about 50) can be had for 20-30 bucks a month. Good luck.
     
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  4. Radz

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    I usually Prefer TOR or Public Proxies for General Use.. and Paid Proxies for Creating Account or Similar Task.. All of TOR IPs & public proxies are banned everywhere.
     
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  5. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    Many discussions about paid proxies so far, I know. Radz, which elite proxy service do you use / can recommend?

    I am a xrumer-user and use a vpn to spam... but... success rates goes down and now I want additionally to use high-volume proxies (at least 100G/day).

    I already signed up for a elite proxy, but this was not very 'elite', many blackhatters already used, this was just a waste of money.
     
  6. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    ups... wanted to say 100G/month
     
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    vip72.com
    5socks.net
    GoTrusted.com

    Hope it Helps... I personally Recommend GoTrusted
     
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  8. frostbyte

    frostbyte Registered Member

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    There's also the issue of TOR exit nodes sniffing your traffic, so if you are using TOR for any sensitive data transfer (such as logins and passwords), do take note of this.
     
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  9. voidale

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    There alot of Socks 5 ip on forums that barly getting any use and there hundred of them i use google to get socks 5 proxies ip, the best way
     
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  10. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    Agree, socks is not so popular, most people use http proxies. But still, voidale, how do you know, that the proxies are not used - for which purpose do you use those proxies?

    I made the experience, that forums ban abused proxies ip for lifetime, so...
     
  11. smileplease

    smileplease Regular Member

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    How are proxies made?
    Would it be possible to create my own proxies?
     
  12. webmastr

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    Thanks for the info about TOR guys, this helped in my decision to just go buy some quality proxys
     
  13. squiggy22

    squiggy22 Registered Member

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    Huge thanks for the quick education guys. This is very helpful. I have a much better sense of my options now.

    Also didn't know about the TOR sniffing thing. Scary. I'll be more careful about that in the future.

    Again, much thanks!
     
  14. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    Yes, u can setup your own proxy server. But you need thorough understanding of linux, networking and the knowledge how to setup a vps.

    squid is a free available http proxy server, socks proxy servers... check in wikipedia, the most popular are listed there.

    And you have to order additional ips from your hoster - this requires nowadays a justification ("I want to spam" is one and bad possibility :))