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what is a proxy?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by getmoolaboi, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. getmoolaboi

    getmoolaboi Junior Member

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    i am more than willing to accept the harsh comments from all you super nerds who know this stuff so good that you're always on these forums commenting on what a stupid question someone has instead of putting your supposed wisdom to use and making money all day........ thanks for all those who remember the beginning

    what(in english please) is a proxy? please be as in depth as possible without being pointlessly obnoxious, and elaborate as much as possible using examples that would apply to perhaps more bhw type situaations. Is it like an ip address or something? I have read in the email marketing sections many concepts in which to just rotate ips/proxies when mailing and dont quite get it. Thanks guys - getmoolaboi
     
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    bbrez1 Power Member

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    Don't expect getting answers by calling people nerds :rolleyes:

    http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=proxy
     
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    t.j.detwiler Newbie

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    any body have us proxy ?
     
  6. giansim

    giansim Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Well, it hides your ip address. Why we do it? well, maybe another poster can answer that =) lol =)

    Gian Sim
     
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    In computer networks, a proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application program) that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource, available from a different server. The proxy server evaluates the request according to its filtering rules. For example, it may filter traffic by IP address or protocol. If the request is validated by the filter, the proxy provides the resource by connecting to the relevant server and requesting the service on behalf of the client. A proxy server may optionally alter the client's request or the server's response, and sometimes it may serve the request without contacting the specified server. In this case, it 'caches' responses from the remote server, and returns subsequent requests for the same content directly.
    wikipedia=))
     
  8. TheDaemon

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    Very useful for a multitude of things: masking your actual location and identity, inflating page views or hit counts, scraping content more efficiently.

    If you have a fat proxy black book, you can do many things that people who only have on IP address to play with can't.

    You may wish to do some googling as well on things like Tor, I2P, Relakks, IPREDator and VPN services. Web proxies can work, but they're a little too likely to leak information that can then be exploited to find out where you are. For instance, many proxy services will leak an "X-FORWARDED-FOR" header that gives away your actual IP unless you're stacking them.
     
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    –noun, plural prox¬∑ies.

    1. the agency, function, or power of a person authorized to act as the deputy or substitute for another.
    2. the person so authorized; substitute; agent.
    3. a written authorization empowering another person to vote or act for the signer, as at a meeting of stockholders.
    4. an ally or confederate who can be relied upon to speak or act in one's behalf.

    Origin: 1400–50; late ME prokesye, procusie, contr. of procuracy procuration.
     
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    Its just a virtual bridge between two computers " it masks your computer " Just that other person doesnt know although you still have access to the bridge

    Easy.
     
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    Well I guess I'll be the "nerd" that goes ahead and says wtf is with all these threads: Whats clickbank, What is Adsense? and now this? It's called Google have you heard of it?
     
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    i guess its a good question to get noticed google it .
     
  13. getmoolaboi

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    pretty much what i expected from a bunch of nerds who obviously have no idea what sarcasm is lol. Anyone out there have any explanation of how proxys can relate to mailing? Any rules of thumb to keep in mind...helpful tools or programs to use, or any to stay away from? For those who provided real input, thanks.
     
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    What is Google? :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not into the mailing stuff but what I can say is that the more proxies you use, your inboxing rate would be higher. If you use same proxies to do mass mailing then Google, Yahoo and other mail providers would notice the sudden outburst of emails from the same IP address and your emails would just hit the Spam folder and those proxies might get blacklisted. You can always get better results with Private proxies as public proxies are abused a lot and success rate with them are very low. :)
     
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    well, everyone already answered in simple; proxy is used to hide your original identity of on internet.
     
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    Guys who r interested to answer dis question can also visit my blog and post ur views on tech question of the day it would b helpfull for my users too....thanx guys
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    In computer networks, a proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application program) that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource, available from a different server. The proxy server evaluates the request according to its filtering rules. For example, it may filter traffic by IP address or protocol. If the request is validated by the filter, the proxy provides the resource by connecting to the relevant server and requesting the service on behalf of the client. A proxy server may optionally alter the client's request or the server's response, and sometimes it may serve the request without contacting the specified server. In this case, it 'caches' responses from the remote server, and returns subsequent requests for the same content directly.
    A proxy server has a large variety of potential purposes, including:
    To keep machines behind it anonymous (mainly for security).[1]
    To speed up access to resources (using caching). Web proxies are commonly used to cache web pages from a web server.[2]
    To apply access policy to network services or content, e.g. to block undesired sites.
    To log / audit usage, i.e. to provide company employee Internet usage reporting.
    To bypass security/ parental controls.
    To scan transmitted content for malware before delivery.
    To scan outbound content, e.g., for data leak protection.
    To circumvent regional restrictions.
    A proxy server that passes requests and replies unmodified is usually called a gateway or sometimes tunneling proxy.
    A proxy server can be placed in the user's local computer or at various points between the user and the destination servers on the Internet.
    A reverse proxy is (usually) an Internet-facing proxy used as a front-end to control and protect access to a server on a private network, commonly also performing tasks such as load-balancing, authentication, decryption or caching.
     
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    Proxies make you anonymous, it can hide you locations etc...