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What is the difference between various Proxy Types?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by stevenkuo, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. stevenkuo

    stevenkuo Newbie

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    Hi there,
    Can someone tell me what are the pro/con, best usage scenarios, purpose of various types of proxy lists?

    Here are a few types of proxy sources that I know of and I have kicked off with some of what I know. I would really appreciate it if you help add to the list of information so beginners like me can quickly get up to speed.

    Can someone also describe the difference between HTTP and HTTPS and SOCKS proxies? How should they be used?

    Thanks for your input



    ScrapeBox Harvested free proxies:
    Pro:
    * Free

    Con:
    * Takes time to harvest and verify they are working
    * My IP may be discovered still (?? not sure, just suggesting)

    Best usage scenario:
    * Harvest Blog URLS in Scrapebox



    Public free proxies posted on Blackhat World:
    Pro:
    * Free

    Con:
    * Takes time to harvest and verify they are working
    * My IP may be discovered still (?? not sure, just suggesting)

    Best usage scenario:
    * Harvest Blog URLS in Scrapebox?




    Public free proxies with PAID subscriptions:
    Pro:
    * Low cost

    Con:
    * Most verified to work
    * My IP may be discovered still (?? not sure, just suggesting)

    Best usage scenario:
    * Harvest Blog URLS in Scrapebox?
    * Web browsing using Proxy



    Private anonymous proxies with PAID subscriptions:
    Pro:
    * Most expensive
    * Protects my IP

    Con:
    * Most verified to work

    Best usage scenario:
    * Web browsing using Proxy
     
  2. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    Your computer is telling the proxy computer go fetch a site and send it to you.
    Same with you telling someone go to the store and get you something.

    That someone may or may not say you sent him.

    If the proxy is anonymous, then it won't give out your IP. BUT this can change at any time. One moment it is anonymous, the next moment its owner decides to change a setting and it starts spilling your IP.

    My guess is that the problem with scrapebox is that it doesn't account for dead or slow proxies. It never tries to post a comment with the next proxy in the list. It just moves on to the next url possibly trying the same proxy and again it is a miss. I don't own a copy but watching videos and reading comments that seems to be the reason why you need fast proxies. If this weakness is corrected, you'll be fine with public proxies (the invisibility issue remains of course).
     
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  3. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    You can change settings... Change proxy after every one post and it will start rotating proxy... Doesn't matter if it's successful or failed posting it will move on to next proxy in list... Once finished you can run it again for failed posting or operation...

    Scrapebox uses good amount of bandwidth and that's why it is suggested to get your own proxy so you don't have to face burnt of exhausted proxy in middle of scraping or posting... Lots of public proxy go dead after some time and if you are in middle of something then you will get lots of errors...

    About giving away your IP, anonymous one will not give it.... Transparent proxies will leak your IP and you should never use them... I use public and private both kind of proxies with scrapebox depending upon usages... :)
     
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    You can change settings... Change proxy after every one post and it will start rotating proxy... Doesn't matter if it's successful or failed posting it will move on to next proxy in list... Once finished you can run it again for failed posting or operation...

    Scrapebox uses good amount of bandwidth and that's why it is suggested to get your own proxy so you don't have to face burnt of exhausted proxy in middle of scraping or posting... Lots of public proxy go dead after some time and if you are in middle of something then you will get lots of errors...:tumblewee

    About giving away your IP, anonymous one will not give it.... Transparent proxies will leak your IP and you should never use them... I use public and private both kind of proxies with scrapebox depending upon usages... :)
     
  5. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    so whats up with socks? was wondering this myself socks vs regular proxies
     
  6. stevenkuo

    stevenkuo Newbie

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    Thanks everyone for your input.

    I am still confused on when I would use a HTTPS or SOCKS proxy. How are they different to standard HTTP proxies? I know they are different protocols but I am confused on when and why we need them.

    Also, how important is it when our IP is leaked through transparent proxies? Would Google police come knock down our doors? :eek: Perhaps our IP get banned at these sites?

    Thanks again for sharing your valuable input everyone :eek:.
     
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    Ref http proxies
    Not all Proxies hide your IP

    So you need proxy judges to grade them into categories

    Ex:
    1,High Anonymous proxies
    2, Anonymous SSL proxies
    3, Anonymous Elite proxies

    Below this are
    Basic Anonymity (This will show your IP)
    Most free proxies are basic anonymity

    google "proxy judge list" to find judges to test your proxys
     
  8. Autumn

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    Socks proxies will proxy traffic in any protocol, eg. irc and will also proxy SSL traffic. HTTP proxies only proxy http traffic, ie. web traffic. Not all http proxies will proxy SSL - so if you're, for example, trying to sign up to a service that requires SSL on the sign up page, you either have to use an http proxy that supports SSL, or you have to use a socks proxy.
     
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  9. mastengz

    mastengz Newbie

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    socks proxy = worked for all port
    http/https proxy = worked for web port
     
  10. Autumn

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    That's not really true. It's not the port, it's the protocol. You can set up an http proxy on any port you want, but it won't proxy any data that doesn't come in valid http packets. You can set up a socks proxy on any port you like, and it will proxy any type of traffic.
     
  11. stevenkuo

    stevenkuo Newbie

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    Thanks everyone for the explanation!!
     
  12. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    pumping a 2 and a half year old thread .. pointless
     
  13. iglow

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    shorty - socks are for mailing and https
    anonymoys/elite http for browsing usual sites
    CDN - they leave ur info
     
  14. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    come on guys let this thread die
     
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