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Ports closed?? wtf!

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by the450man, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. the450man

    the450man Junior Member

    Jan 15, 2009
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    I have been messing around in the proxy world for some time and i cant seem to connect to a proxy with my browser. In internet explorer, i set it up and when i go to go to a web page it states: "web proxy" is not set up to establish a connection on port "8080" with this computer. I checked some ports and they all were "close" despite me having my firewall off. I really dont know whats blocking my ports. Any help will be greatly appreciated, its been years since ive even used a proxy through a browser.
  2. justone

    justone Elite Member

    Oct 12, 2008
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    Are you sure the proxy is really working ?
    When using "public" proxies you'll have a very high fault-rate, they die like bacteria in alcohol .. only very few survive for a longer time ;)

    So first: make sure you've a working proxy.
    Next: if you have problem with your browser try connect to that proxy using the telnet application, that way you can verify if you can do a TCP connect.
    If you need help with that just contact me on IRC (nick is Lirezh)