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'Stupid' Proxy question?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by falconer, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. falconer

    falconer Registered Member

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    I have about zilch knowledge of proxies so please forgive my ignorance if this is a stupid question.

    I had a desktop app built that the programmer tells me by default connects through a paid proxy. He tells me that no matter where the app is being used, or by how many people, it will always do this when it is started. My nooby question is how do I know it is connected through the proxy? Where can I see this?

    I mean I am connected to the Internet now with my browser. If I now load the app will I have two connections? My browser and the app?

    Any advice more than welcome.........
     
  2. BigHustlah

    BigHustlah Power Member

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    A proxy just puts a different IP address in front of your existing connection. So you are connected from home, say your ip address is 73.10.202.19, but your proxy is 94.202.10.1, it will appear that any activity occurring through the program is coming from 94.202.10.1.

    If you load the app you still keep your existing connection. Just the app shows a different IP for all of the activity taking place while you run it.
     
  3. falconer

    falconer Registered Member

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    Thanks Bighustah....makes more sense now....

    Just one more thing.....how can I actually view the IP I am using? If I know this I can check the IP with just browser running. Then load the app and see if it changes. Otherwise I don't know if what the programmer tells me about always using the proxy is true or not. If at some future date I market the app this could be very important........

    Thanks again...
     
  4. BigHustlah

    BigHustlah Power Member

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    Very easy. http://ipchicken.com Will tell you what is being shown as your current IP. Your browser should always show your home IP unless you are using a proxy within the browser (which it doesn't sound like you are).
     
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  5. falconer

    falconer Registered Member

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    Thank you once more Bighustlah........