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SOCKS vs HTTP proxies?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by demonator, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. demonator

    demonator Newbie

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    Hi sorry if this is a newb question. When using applications like Friend Bomber, Magic Submitter etc that require large proxy lists to work. Does it make a difference if the proxies are HTTP or SOCKS?
     
  2. innozemec

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    SOCKS proxies by default are totally anonymous, while HTTP proxies have different level of anonymity, so you need to make sure you have total anonymous proxies if using HTTP ones
     
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  3. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    What I know is HTTP only conceals your IP address while SOCKS can hide other information. Basically, most browsers use HTTP and SOCKS are used by most standalone applications.
     
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  4. demonator

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    So SOCKS is more anonymous, but is that level of anonymity necessary for posting to Facebook accounts? Going to be managing a large amount of accounts at once. Each from a different proxy.
     
  5. ohSpK

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    If you have the option to choose between SOCKS 4/5 and normal HTTP I'd go for SOCKS if your software supports it. Not all HTTP proxies are anonymous and sometimes give away your real IP.
     
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