I've configured my browser(firefox) to use proxy ,but I find that it's still looking up the dns when I visit http://domain.name, why is that still necessary?
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Even when connecting via a proxy your browser needs to get the IP address for the web site domain. Generally it will directly query the DNS servers. If you are using a Socks 5 proxy, you can have the DNS queries go through your proxy. There is a check box for that in the Proxies option panel in Firefox.