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Proxy noob question

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by cooler_master, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. cooler_master

    cooler_master Newbie

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    Hi guys! I'm new here in BHW and so far I am enjoying my stay and absorbing stuff. Hopefully I'll get my first $$$ soon. Anyway, I know what a proxy is, I just want to ask why do he have to use it in certain activites and which activities would be needing this? Thank you in advance!!
     
  2. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Transfer speed improvement. If the file you requested was received before to your proxy server,
    then proxy server will interrupt this file request and you will receive the file directly from proxy.
    However need to know, you can got the "speed down" effect. This effect appears when your proxy
    has long answer time because there is slow connection between you and your proxy server.
    Security and privacy. Anonymous proxies destroys information about your computer in the requests
    header. So you can safely surf the net and your information will never be used by hackers and spammers.
    Sometimes you encounter some problems while accessing to web server (for example, web-chat)
    You have mistaken while working with some data and / or the server administrator restricted access
    from your IP. So you can use the anonymous proxy and try to access again.
     
  3. portalweb

    portalweb Supreme Member Premium Member

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    There are various type of proxies used for specific needs.
    For instance:
    - SMTP SOCKS proxies are designed for mailing.
    - SOCKS proxies are used for low level access to various services.
    - HTTP proxies are used for general proxy web access (anonymous, but can detect your real IP).
    - HTTPS proxies are used for HTTPS web sites access (elite).
    Details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS_Proxy

    Pretty simple, isn't it.
     
  4. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    I agree lol. Proxies are really good if you go into scraping and stuff.
     
  5. CaseAndPoint

    CaseAndPoint Junior Member

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    You can use proxies to change your IP.