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Why does Google know my true IP address when using a proxy?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by BIGBIGBIGMamas, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. BIGBIGBIGMamas

    BIGBIGBIGMamas Power Member

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    Do proxies not work against Google's search engine?
    I notice when I google a site like whatsmyipaddress after enabling a proxy Google's search engine detects my actual IP.

    How is this possible? Makes me think proxies aren't effective with Youtube as well, seeing that they were purchased by Google.

    Anyone have a a legit answer?

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  2. seochris96

    seochris96 Regular Member

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    Are you using a public proxy, private proxy, or VPN? There are several types of public proxies: anonymous, high anonymity, transparent, socks, http. If you're using a public proxy that's transparent or a private one that isn't configured correctly, anyone can see your real IP. No public proxy is fully trustworthy for anything. I stopped using them 10 years ago when they all went to sh*t from thousands of spammers hitting the same ones over and over.
     
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  4. MixerDJ

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    Clear cookies and cache and try buddy
     
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    Because your proxy is not anonymous.
     
  6. Rob Whisonant

    Rob Whisonant Junior Member

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    Many proxies pass along HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR and/or HTTP_CLIENT_IP that can be easily read with a line of PHP code. Both of these variables can contain your real IP address.

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  7. Asystematic

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    Go for the high anonymous proxies.
     
  8. Gogol

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    HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR and X-REAL-IP is what they look for. If your proxy is transparent, it will pass your real IP too. I made a simple proxy anonymity checker tool which you can use to check if your proxy really works.You can find my share here:

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  9. Rob Whisonant

    Rob Whisonant Junior Member

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    Have you ever seen a proxy "just" pass X-REAL-IP? I have not tested that one since it's non standard. I may have to read up on that one more. I'm not really familiar with it.

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    Frankly speaking I never did. This was suggested by one of our most senior members - jazzc. I have reasons to believe that there are such things. :)
     
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    kurbrat1 Newbie

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    It could proxy to be transperent
     
  12. BIGBIGBIGMamas

    BIGBIGBIGMamas Power Member

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    Does anyone know if anonymous-proxies.net are transparent?
     
  13. loclhero

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    To answer your original question, one big reason is that your ip is getting leaked out due to javascript and flash. Disable both and try.
    I use anonymous-proxies.net all the time and have never had issues. However, they are having some kind of problem with their payment method right now.
     
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  14. BIGBIGBIGMamas

    BIGBIGBIGMamas Power Member

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    What I recently found interesting was a proxy recently just stop working and would not connect to the server when I attempted to connect to sites I had in the pasr with it/ However, it had no delays at all with these two sites: ggogle.com and https://new.myspace.com/ . Any Ideas why?
     
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    Try using HMA VPN - that'll mask you up real good. Or if you choose to go the proxy route, I'd definitely ensure that it is anonymous.
     
  16. BIGBIGBIGMamas

    BIGBIGBIGMamas Power Member

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    How would you "ensure that it is anonymous."? I'm using private proxies now
     
  17. MixerDJ

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    clear cookies and try buddy
     
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    G00gle stole skyhook's technology so if you're using a wireless connection chances are they know it's you even if you have the best proxies on the planet. Look into it, its pretty interesting stuff..
     
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  19. Nitros

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    if you just want to hide your real ip completely while browsing web vpn is better choice.
     
  20. BIGBIGBIGMamas

    BIGBIGBIGMamas Power Member

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    ???? LOL did that already.