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Proxy services - how do they actually work?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by derchiller0815, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. derchiller0815

    derchiller0815 Registered Member

    Sep 14, 2014
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    Hey guys, I'm looking for a few private proxies to play around with (Social media stuff) and was wondering how the sites offering these services actually work? Is there a physical server which has many individual VPS proxy servers installed? Would it be possible to actually create my own proxy servers (100+) on my VPS?
    Sorry for the dumb question, but this is absolutely foreign to me and I really want to understand the process instead of spending money on something I might even be able to configure myself for testing purposes (1-2 private proxies) and maybe later for extended use (100's of proxies).
  2. MuayThai

    MuayThai Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Aug 25, 2015
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    Different companies work the different way.
    It is possible to create N proxy servers on your own VPS, but you need to have N ips for that.
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  3. cloaking

    cloaking Registered Member

    Aug 21, 2015
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    It's pretty easy to set up your own proxies. You just need a VPS with squid proxy server installed, and a host that's willing to allocate more IPs easily.

    However, it won't make sense with 1-2 proxies since the VPS is a fixed cost. While additional IPs may be cheap (~$1 per IP address), your provider may also want to sell them in "blocks".

    Typically you would want to set up a VPS and get fresh IPs. That way, unlike proxies obtained from a typical proxy/VPN provider, you know the IPs haven't been abused by someone else before.

    You would also have flexibility in picking a provider that is geographically close to your billing information, and ideally isn't classified as a "data center" by ISP databases.
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