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So Confused - VPN/Proxy?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by DyingDecade, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. DyingDecade

    DyingDecade Newbie

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    A friend just told me I should be using a VPN rather than using a proxy.

    What's the difference? Which is best? He said VyprVPN, but obv i don't know if it's good since I don't know what it is really. Nothing on here is super clear.

    Thanks!
     
  2. sukataetumba

    sukataetumba Senior Member

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    At the end of the day if you can afford it, nothing beats a private proxy. Hide My Ass VPN is not bad depending on what you will be using it on.

    If you need to go the private proxy route. YourPrivateProxy is the best IMO
     
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  3. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    VPN = virtual private network, it proxies ALL the data going in or out of your computer.

    Proxies = only proxy the data to/from ONE application. If you want an application to use the proxy, you have to configure that app to use the proxy.

    Generally for link spamming, signing up to web 2.0s you want to use multiple proxies. They can be private or public; private are fast, cost money and give you a limited number of IPs to use; public are free, slow, and give you a greater range of IPs to use.

    A VPN isn't so good for link spamming etc because a) it only gives you one IP to use and b) many VPN providers will ban you if they get complaints.

    Generally proxies don't encrypt your traffic so your ISP can still tell what you're doing (if that is an issue for you). However, you can encrypt your traffic by creating a proxy by tunneling through SSH to your SSH-enabled server.

    If you want to hide your traffic from your ISP, are using a hostile wireless network etc. then you need to encrypt your traffic. A VPN (or an SSH proxy) will do this for you, but regular proxies won't.
     
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  4. DyingDecade

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    Forgot I had posted this thread!

    But okay, so I think I see what the difference is. I'm not doing anything illegal, just things like tweet attacks etc. Is a private proxy then the best way to go?
     
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    I would recommend you to go for VPN......its better...;)
     
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