A proxy server is a software or a dedicated computer that acts as an intermediary for client requests. Most proxies are used as web proxies in order to filter or cache browsed web content. Using a proxy in order to maintain anonymity or bypass security restrictions is also common.

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http proxy over ssh, not socks

The question is simple, but the answer is not : ssh -D 8080 user@host or ssh -gCNf -D 8080 user@host or wathever with -D # I need a kind of proxy that i can use with http_proxy variable, ...
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How to route traffic through a specific SOCKS proxy on a per-app basis?

I'm running a certain desktop app (actually via AIR if it makes any difference) which doesn't have any built-in proxy configuration settings. I need to get all traffic just from this app directed ...
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How do I use the Google data compression proxy on Firefox?

I am using GNU Icecat (GNU version of Mozilla Firefox) on Trisquel GNU/Linux. In order to minimize/optimize data usage while web surfing, I want to use Google's data compression proxy. So, how do I ...
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Bind application to a specific network interface

I have tried ForceBindIP, but it has a significant downside - it doesn't affect the children of the application I'm trying to bind, it only affects the application itself. It also can't force an ...
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Disable/enable the proxy on a tab by tab basis in Firefox

Is it possible to disable/enable the proxy connection on a tab-by-tab basis in Firefox? I can access the internet with the proxy enabled, and I can access our internal servers with the proxy ...
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How to tunnel HTTP over SSH via SOCKS?

This should be a simple issue to solve, but for some reason it's not working for me. ssh vps works just fine (I use authentication keys) I set up the tunnel with the command: ssh -C2TNv -D 8080 vps ...
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Simple way to monitor and analyze home network traffic, via proxy?

Question I'm looking for a way to create a simple list/log/database of the URLs my home computers have accessed. This list should show Domains, Urls, Timestamps, bytes sent/rec'd and that's about it. ...
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Redirect ALL web traffic through TLS without a VPN

Assumptions: Server: I have a Debian Squeeze server, routable on the public Internet, with a static IPv4 address. I have unrestricted access to modify the software on the server. The server can ...
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How to force any program to use SOCKS?

I want to use a SOCKS proxy for all my programs that want to connect to Internet. I am connected to my ISP using an ADSL modem. Is there any virtual system or settings which can let me do this? I ...
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Log Web Traffic on OpenWRT

Is it possible to to log web requests on OpenWRT? I'm pretty sure I could do it on DD-WRT. What I would like to to see the urls. Would I have to set up a proxy to do that, or does OpenWRT have that ...
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Firefox plugin for proxying only specific domains

I'm having issues with specific domains on my ISP (for example cdn.arstechnica.com, and vexxarr.com), and am currently accessing these sites over the tor browser bundle. I'd like to be able to create ...
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How to access guest server from the web

Ok, here's what I want to do: I want to connect to a webserver running on a virtual machine. I have an Apache webserver running on my host machine: Windows Vista, which can be accessed from the web. ...
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SSL support with Apache and Proxytunnel

I'm inside a strict corporate environment. https traffic goes out via an internal proxy (for this example it's 10.10.04.33:8443) that's smart enough to block ssh'ing directly to ssh.glakspod.org:443. ...
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Free alternative to proxycap

Is there a free/open source alternative to Proxycap apart from FreeCap? (For a HTTP proxy) What I want is a program that does the proxy authentication for the other programs, so that they can connect ...
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Determine TLS certificate details with Microsoft Edge

I purchased a new ASUS Q302 laptop from Best Buys for testing some software under the Intel Broadwell architecture (6th Gen i7). It looks like the machine has one of those Proxy/Interception ...
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Turn Router with DD-WRT into Remote Proxy?

I'm going to be traveling out of the country, and want to still be able to browse as though I'm in the US. My router, running DD-WRT, will still be connected back home with a US IP address. Is there a ...
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How do I supply proxy authentication credentials in windows 7 or firefox 3.6?

I've configured a squid proxy which requires authentication on my home gateway. On a lan PC running windows 7 when I try to access it from Firefox I get a blank page; both chrome and internet explorer ...
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How can I use SSH with a SOCKS 5 proxy?

I don't know much about proxies in general, and especially not SOCKS5 proxies, so sorry if this is a newbie question but I haven't been able to find the answer online or in the man pages. I have a ...
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What do I need to know before using an HTTP proxy?

There is one web site I want to surf with an IP different than my own. Presumably this is as simple as going to one of the browser tabs and using the IP of an existing proxy. Where can I get a list ...
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using wireless (3G) and lan at the same time in windows 7

I am working on customer's site and here i have a very restricted lan (no gmail, no corporate mail) but i need the lan for som services (intranet, svn, jira...). My laptop has a built in SIM with 3g. ...
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Getting Steam.exe to run through a http proxy

I'm sitting behind an http proxy which Steam refuses to go through. Trying Proxifier to fix the solution rendered an error about having to use an https proxy, though research shows that it shouldn't ...
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How to block specific HTTPS traffic?

According to HTTPS description: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a combination of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) with SSL/TLS protocol. It provides encrypted communication ...
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Without NAT on IPv6, and only one DNS name, how do i talk to my servers?

Right now we own one domain name (e.g. superfault.com). From the internet i can connect to a variety of networked devices using that single DNS name: superfault.com ...
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Windows XP Internet Issue

I'm trying to fix a computer running XP for a friend, and it is being a pain. It is on the same wifi as this Mac I'm using to type this. It says it is connected and the signal strength is excellant. ...
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How to setup proxy server on XP to test software?

I need to test some software using a proxy server. The software communicates over the network using http and I need to ensure that it works in enviornments that use proxy servers. How can I setup a ...
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Blocked Chrome by Company's Proxy

Chrome has just suddenly being blocked by my company for accessing internet. Instead, IE still works fine. It blocks the connection, the error says that my Chrome connection is timeout & the ...
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How to use two consecutive proxies?

I want to use two consecutive anonymous proxies. I mean, I have two anonymous proxies and I want to send my request from my computer through the first proxy to the second and then the second are ...
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How can I trace a connection through a proxy server and/or a VPN?

Someone is continuously attacking my ftp servers. I observed the IPs he left, but running whois on all of them, I concluded that they are socks5 proxy servers. I even found the site where he is ...
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YouTube not working via SSH tunnel proxy to a U.S.-based IP address

YouTube is blocked in my country. To connect to this site, I created a SOCKS5 SSH Tunnel proxy using this command and configured Firefox accordingly; 111.222.333.444 is a U.S.-based IP address: ssh ...
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Splitting an HTTP request into multiple byte-range requests

I have arrived at the unusual situation of having two completely independent Internet connections to my home. This has the advantage of redundancy etc but the drawback that both connections max out at ...
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HTTP proxy over ssh?

I can browse the internet by using a SOCKS proxy : ssh -D 1080 myserver I now want to set up a HTTP proxy server, and the server then sends the HTTP package to the SOCKS proxy. If this is possible, ...
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A good program to add proxy functionability to all windows programs?

I installed Proxifier an application that makes applications (that might not use the IE proxy settings) use a specific proxy, but right after installing it Windows Live Messenger stopped working. I ...
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“noshell” for ssh proxy users

I like to setup a special ssh user which is only allowed to tunnel web traffice through my server. I do not want to make an open proxy. This brings me to my question: Is there a "noshell" shell for ...
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How can I use a computer as a router and send all client traffic through anonymous proxies?

Is there a way that I can setup a spare box as a router on my network, and route client traffic through a proxy in order to hide my location? Specifically, I would like internet traffic to/from my ...
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How to use different proxy for different address?

I'm in an office, behind a HTTP proxy. It's configured in control panel (Windows 7). I would like to use a different proxy for a short list of particular domains. How can I achieve that?
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How to use iptables to connect proxy server

In my company, all http and https must connect to a proxy server, which means we must set proxy in our web browser. Our department has an internal network (192.168.0.xxx). I use a Linux server as ...
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Why sudo curl ignores proxy settings?

$ echo $http_proxy http://my.proxy.com $ curl -v http://files.com/a.txt * About to connect() to proxy my.proxy.com # Correct downloading $ sudo echo $http_proxy http://my.proxy.com $sudo curl -v ...
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Transparent caching proxy for a local network

In order to save bandwidth, I have set up a caching proxy (Polipo, as recommended on another question) on a home server, and it works quite well. (Motivation paragraph; feel free to skip) I am now ...
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Overseas proxy makes Google Chrome think I am in Germany or Netherlands

I am in the UK and my firm has an outsourced webscanning service which routes our traffic through either Germany or The Netherlands. Whenever I do a search using Chrome's Address Bar I get either the ...
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Using CERT Tapioca on VM

I have been attempting to get CERT Tapioca (http://www.cert.org/blogs/certcc/post.cfm?EntryID=203) running on my Mac so that I can test the SSL/HTTPS security of our Android app. Up to this point, I ...
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Ping with proxy authentication in windows

I am trying to ping google.com from my computer. I use a Internet connection which works on a proxy and requires proxy authentication. I have been using linux till now and there we can easily modify ...
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How to prefer mobile connection over proxy?

I have win7. I have proxy connection and also mobile connection via my Android phone(via USB port). I want to connect to internet only via mobile connection so I specified no Proxy in my browser ...
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How can I redirect a subdomain to an internal IP?

I have a FQDN let's say abc.com. with only one external IP and I use zoneedit.com ns servers. I have configured www as a CNAME of abc.com. The web server is setup with IIS on local computer. What I ...
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Bypassing a proxy

When connected to the school Wifi, the only way to actually be able to use the internet I need to have the school proxy set up, which obviously filters content. Is there any way I can bypass this ...
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Proxy Settings for VirtualBox

I have VirtualBox installed and I want to configure it to connect to the Internet using my proxy so that it emulates my connectivity successfully to the VM. However I could not find any options to ...
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PC's Proxy settings being overridden

I am running IE8 & Firefox 3.0.12 on an XP SP3 PC at work. I think some program is overwriting my proxy settings. How do I figure out what that program is? I set the proxy settings to : ...
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Setting proxy settings to Auto Proxy Detection using command line on Mac OSX

I want to know how to set the proxy settings to Auto Proxy Detection like in network preferences, but using the shell. I have tried looking around but I only am finding commands like: networksetup ...
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Update on Windows 10 cannot connect when behind domain proxy

My computer sits on a network and I think it has Microsoft Server 2012 on there. Without joining the domain; when I first browsed the internet it asked for my domain credentials. I added them in and ...
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web filter issue of my Telecom ISP

This issue is based upon my Telecom ISP, I found a security hole in my Telec ISP to access internet for free, which is any connections any port that uses HTTP protocol is allowed for free. But other ...
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Redirect traffic through port 80

My situation is as follow : I have a client on a network where only port 80 is open. I'd like to be able to connect to a FTP (port 20 - 21) from this client. Is there any way to redirect ...