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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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Can VMWare be configured to use a proxy?

I'm evaluating some software solutions, so a simple "yes" or "no" would be nice. I'm having some issues getting a simple answer with my own searches... The configuration would work like this: I ...
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Rerouting international traffic based on GeoIP

My home connection is slow internationally but fast locally. My private remote server is fast both locally and internationally, but it does not pay off to use it locally due to proxy/VPN overhead. Is ...
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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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why still dns lookup when using proxy?

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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Mac as proxy for ubuntu

I have an ubuntu pc (ip: 132.195.2.2) set up which should be connecting through a switch to my iMac(ip: 132.195.2.1) in order to gain internet access. The iMac has "share internet connection" turned ...
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How safe is the IP address configured through DHCP?

I'm using internet through USB Dongle having GSM based 3G connection, it is using DHCP to configure IP address, I'm having a small HTML page in my computer that uses Google Maps and Browser's ...
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How do I set the proxy for Cabal?

I am using Ubuntu behind a (Windows) proxy. I would like to use the cabal utility. jem@Respect:~$ cabal update Config file path source is default config file. Config file /home/jem/.cabal/config not ...
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2nd NIC for home linux proxy server

I have an old powerbook g4 (power pc), which is about to get debian 6 installed on it. I was considering using this powerbook as a home proxy/firewall so that I could get a better grip on iptables, ...
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Setting up a proxy on RHEL5 to improve internet speed for a Windows 7 client?

Alright here's the problem, it seems like unless I download from anywhere accept my remote dedicated server, speeds are horrible like 50kbps. But if I download from my server it's like 2mbps. So I ...
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Proxy servers and captcha [closed]

Captcha isn't showed if I surf some sites through proxy servers. I don't remove scripts and objects.
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Route all the traffic through my laptop (using Squid) wit Windows

I have just installed Squid on my laptop and I am successfully blocking all the traffic that I want to block ( websites, protocols etc. ). But I would like to route all the traffic form my LAN ( have ...
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Running a persistent irc client over ssh

I'm looking on advice on how to run a persistent IRC client from a server and allowing me to connect from different computers. I want the IRC client to always stay connected, even when I'm bringing ...
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iOS firmware update proxy / cache (for enterprises)

On a day where Apple releases a new version of iOS our whole company tries to download this new release simultaneously, there it is: a bandwidth shortage. For desktop macs, there is a software update ...
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Dynamic Proxy with OpenSSH and windows

Ok, so the goal is to be able to utilize the dynamic proxy method that OpenSSH provides with the -D option on the Linux client, such that any connection requests made against a local port are ...
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How can I use a Windows XP machine as an internet proxy?

Here's the deal. There's a great internet content filter available, but it only runs on Windows and Mac, and my entire network is run on Linux, from my Android phones to my Ubuntu laptops and ...
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How to purge connections left open by SSH ProxyCommand?

I have a webserver WWW1 and a front-facing proxy PRX. I use SSH ProxyCommand to connect to WWW1's internal IP (private IP) via PRX (private+public IP). For some connections (not all) I see a network ...
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How I can disable 'basic authentication' access methodology on firefox 3.6?

I want to disable in Firefox 3.6.12 the basic authentication access schema. Is there a way to disable this kind of basically insecure authentication schema and allow only non plain/text ...
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Tor not running?

I followed the Tor demo. I installed Polipo and configured it. I restarted both Polipo and Tor services. Before I had Tor set up, the following script failed. def fetch_url(url): ...
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Windows 7 not automatically detecting proxy settings; cannot connnect to the internet

I just recently installed Windows 7 SP 1 on my computer. However it failed, and I rolled back the installation, only to now have an error with my ethernet port, saying that I cannot connect, for the ...
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How exactly does a proxy work?

If I want to connect to say, IP 100.100.100.100, Port 80, my computer will send a tcp packet with this adress into the wire. Now If I use a proxy server say, 200.200.200.200 Port 8080 (such kind of ...
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How do I setup curl / wget with FTP proxy?

I'm having a good deal of trouble getting curl or wget to download files from FTP servers through an FTP proxy. I have setup GUI FTP programs to work... gFTP works with these settings: I get ...
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Proxifier that supports UDP?

Im looking for a proxifier that forces all Windows traffic through a specific proxy. I have my own server so I can ultimately configure any type of proxy (Socks, HTTPS, etc) so thats not a problem, ...
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free Proxy switching software which will let me surf with different Proxies

I have seen many Questions on the super User regarding Proxy Switching But none of the software helped me. I have used Elite Proxy Switcher, Proxy Switcher Standard easy Hide Ip Hide Ip easy But ...
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Options for SSL-encrypted reverse proxy

I am looking to provide almost a... VPN of sorts... for my company. I can setup a reverse proxy for external people to get into our web apps with Squid. That's no problem. I can even setup stunnel on ...
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Unable to access bbc.co.uk - “Error resolving hostname www.bbc.co.uk: timed out” - possibly proxy related

I'm having some problems accessing bbc.co.uk. Each time I try I receive the error message: **Connection Error** Unable to connect to the requested site. **Details** Error resolving hostname ...
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How to invoke a command using specific proxy server?

Some applications support proxy (http proxy or socks proxy), and some are not. For browsers, I can specify proxy server in the preferences/options dialog, and other applications may be able to ...
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Windows: How to forward all traffic to a Socks Proxy

i'm using putty to setup a socks proxy on my computer. i firefox i configure the socks proxy so that i can surf. but i have to do this for every programm i want to surf the internet. now, i would ...
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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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Privoxy Allow IP Address Based on Dynamic DNS

I want to use Privoxy hosted on my VPS as an HTTP proxy for when I will be travelling to China. However, I don't want just anyone to be able to use it. I google'd around, and it doesn't look like ...
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easy_install will not connect through proxy

I'm running Ubuntu Server 10.04 64-bit under VirtualBox, and it seems that everything except easy_install and pip can connect to the Internet. I have set and exported the http_proxy environment ...
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Can't load websites on port 2096. Load through proxy?

I'm trying to load my personal webmail, which loads on port 2096. Internet Explorer displays a page cannot be displayed. All other websites on port 80 work fine. I am also having trouble loading ...
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tor alternative

I am using TOR as an proxy for some scripts I'm running (nothing illegal just don't want to expose my IP address) but I'll randomly get network timeouts which don't happen when I run the scripts ...
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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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What is the difference between a proxy and a VPN?

There are several service providers out there that allow a user to circumvent firewalls or anonymize their web access. Some of them use proxies, some use VPNs. Most people say that VPNs usually work ...
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Proxy to collect Domain addresses

Our company IT is requesting a list of domain's we regularly visit to allow them through the newly installed firewall (insanely stupid, I know). Is there a Proxy server which Can sift through the ...
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Internet compression proxy for low speed broadband?

I live in a rural location, using high-latency wireless off a local ISP's tower. My speed tests vary day to day, but I can get around 1Mb up/down. The problem is, I work with large files, uploading ...
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How can one tunnel inbound and outbound connections through SSH?

I have a very limited understanding of computer networking, so my terminology will probably be incorrect in places, but let me try to explain the situation as clearly, general, and accurately as ...
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How can I access blocked sites while in China?

I have some colleagues who need to go to China for work, however while they're there, they can't access a lot of sites. One of which is GMail (Google Apps), which they need for work. We have a UK ...
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How to use proxy behind a proxy?

I am working in my company, and the company has a gateway proxy. We must pass through this gateway in order to connect to Internet. In such case, how can I use a proxy server to connect to Internet? ...
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How can I bypass a proxy server that only allows only IE?

A friend told me he suddenly cannot use Firefox any more, no matter what site he hits, because he gets a message saying only IE is allowed. I'm thinking this has got to be a proxy server issue. I'm ...
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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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Using rcirc with a IRC bouncer like znc

I am wondering if someone successfully made rcirc works connecting via a IRC bouncer like ZNC. I need to be able to specify a username/password for connecting without doing a patch on the original ...
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I want to share my internet connection with my portable devices

Greetings. I'm currently deployed to Iraq with the military. I want to share the internet connection I have (which is ethernet) with all of my portable devices using WiFi. The internet situation ...
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Where can I find Windows proxy/filter software for a network (non-desktop) machine? [closed]

I'm looking for Windows proxy/filter software for a network (non-desktop) machine, preferably open source which is updated frequently. So far I've only found http://www1.k9webprotection.com/, which ...
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Can't get connected to my remote server through a proxy with NX Client

I'm trying NX Client for Linux (Ubuntu) to get connected to my remote server. It works fine with the base connection. But in some places, I can't get access to the internet. So, I plug my phone to my ...
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Can't reach Facebook site, ping works [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I diagnose not being able to reach a specific website as an end user? My country has filtered Facebook. When I use ping www.facebook.com, all packets are received ...
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SSHFS between two firewalled machines via third-party proxy

Both my home machine and my destination machine are behind NAT routers I have zero control over. I have a non-firewalled VPS that I can use for proxying requests. How do I set up sshfs from my home ...
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Watching UK TV though a proxy server in the US through the Wii [closed]

I have everything set up and can watch BBC on my PC through my proxy server. When I try and stream through the Wii, I get to the correct page, click on the PLAY arrow...and wait.....nothing. I ...
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How can I force rhythmbox to use direct-connection instead of system-wide proxy settings?

On my work computer, I need to set the proxy for web browsing. I'd like to use rhythmbox to stream internet radio, but it usually fails with "Cannot resolve the proxy hostname". So, I want to avoid ...
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Why doesn't IE/Chrome on Windows support SOCKS5 proxies on port 27977?

I am working with a client who uses proxies on their Windows machines. They recently have come to me to solve the issue of why Interenet Explorer and Chrome refuse to use SOCKS5 proxies on port 27977. ...