:::whine whine whine::: I've was doing well with Ape's "proxy leeching by hand" tutorial. In fact, after getting it all down, I felt like a genius. Don't tell anyone, but I did some strutting too. Lately I've been getting my proxy up ready to do business ... then POOOOOF! It's down. Ok fine. I search for a few thousand other available Socks5 proxies. I find the one I need ... and POOOOF! it goes down. My needs aren't complicated. I want only one-time, geo-specific drive-by Socks5 opportunities that are open for a spell. I don't need dedicated services. Is it time for me to move to the next level of scanning for my own proxies and get my ass kicked off my ISP? Thanks!