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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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. ...
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Is there any way to set up per-application proxy settings?

So erm, I have this friend right... And they have an application that has to be persuaded that it is in one country, when in fact it's in another. My friend uses a proxy for this. The proxy doesn't ...
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Fiddler Web Debugging Proxy's “AutoResponder” feature on Linux

There is a website that I like visiting which uses a Javascript that does not work on Linux with Iceweasel. Looking into the source, I have found a simple way to fix it, so what I would like to do is ...
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Discovering proxy servers on a private network

Suppose that I am in a private network of computers (say each having ip addresses 192.168.. ). Some of the machines( we have no information regarding their ip, name and no physical access to the ...
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How can I tell if a proxy is SOCKS or HTTP using a command in terminal?

Is there a simple command to run in a Linux terminal to tell if a proxy is SOCKS or HTTP?
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How can I use a proxy in a single Chrome profile?

I am running multiple Google Chrome instances simultaneously, each with a different profile (using --user-data-dir=MyProfileFolder). I would like one of Chrome instances (profiles) use a proxy, and ...
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Update manager cannot connect to internet in Ubuntu 10.10

Update manager and software center fail to update/install due to network connection error. Synaptic can connect, so can web browser and mail application. I am using a proxy to connect to the ...
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Replacing HTTP responses from a specific URL in Windows

I have some software which makes a request to a specific URL in internet and I want it to receive my custom response. Is there any software tool for that on Windows? Also it would be nice if I could ...
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Besides Proxy/VPN Are There Tools To Disguise Your Location via IP?

Networking wise, is there any way to hide/disguise your IP address other than using VPNs or proxies? I'm asking from an educational standpoint, is this even possible given the various networking ...
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How do I stay anonymous in the internet? [closed]

In the wake of international revolutions, many of which were partly organized on sites like Facebook and Twitter, I think it is important that all people find out how to become truly anonymous ...
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How to route all traffic via a local SSH SOCKS proxy on iOS?

Note: although iOS is technically for "cell phones" which aren't permitted on SU, this questions seems is technical and not about regular usage, that I consider it computer software. I'd like to have ...
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Using a proxy autoconfig script with an application that doesn't support it?

Is there a way to "Wrap" an application in such a way that outgoing HTTP traffic (i.e. web service calls) goes through a proxy that is configured via a PAC script? The application itself has no ...
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Proxy software for all outgoing connection

I am working in an office, as our private requirements, we need to make all connection to specific domains must be sent via a proxy server. This is my issue for now, does anyone know a solution for ...
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Is there a webproxy via email?

This is probably a bit weird, and I don't think it exists yet. I'm basically asking for a program that, upon receiving a request via email, downloads a html page and sends it via email, possibly ...
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How to watch Netflix, Hulu etc. abroad, 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Access hulu/youtube outside the USA Make my IP address appear to be from another country Hey guys, How can I watch Netflix and similar services outside the US? Is ...
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Setting up a simple proxy

I'm going to China for a week, and I'd prefer to be able to watch YouTube while I'm there. Since it's blocked, I presume I'm going to need a proxy. I have a Mac and a Linux box at home that I can use, ...
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Quick way to bypass proxy with DownThemAll

I've been using an SSH proxy to my home network to encrypt my internet surfing, which is fine. But the connection is much slower than the direct one, and when I'm downloading large files I'd rather ...
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Using TOR and VPN at the same time

I was wondering if there's a way to use TOR and VPN at the same time, what I want to do is connect to my Wifi then send the encrypted traffic to TOR using the same encryption the VPN uses, then from ...
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Authenticated proxy in Windows command prompt

My Internet access is delivered through an authenticated proxy. This is setup correctly in the "Internet Options" control panel applet and all browsing/GUI apps work fine. For cmd, proxy settings are ...
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Proxy settings blocking podcasts, YouTube, Skype

I am living in a university dormitory where I have to set up proxy settings in order to access to internet. On my laptop, I can use the Internet as normal, no problem at all. I use Connectify to ...
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How can I participate in NNTP newsgroups over a (HTTP) proxy?

My company restricts access to the outside via an (HTTP) proxy. My Firefox settings for the proxy are working (proxy address + port as well as "use this proxy server for all protocols"). However, if ...
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bypassing port blocked on domain firewall using another machine

I'd like to listen to online radio which runs on a port that is being blocked on our company's FW. (The radio changes its URL:port from time to time and I don't want to ask our admin to open another ...
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Autoproxy under windows?

Is there any software that allow us to choose which website to proxy and which one not commonly for Firefox/Chrome/IE/Other software? Is this possible with configuring the IE connection options? ...
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unable to connect to a certain website

I am currently developing a website for a client, I uploaded the web site files using an FTP client (filezilla), and I got a connection timeout during the upload, ever since then I couldn't access the ...
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How to find out what proxy settings firefox is actually using when auto configured? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to view Internet Explorer auto-detected proxy settings? My workplace LAN now needs me to configure Firefox with "Auto detect proxy settings for this network" to ...
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Best way to bandwidth limiting for testing purpose on Linux

I need simple and accurate solution to limit bandwidth in wifi network for testing purpose. Since it will be for testing it will be used with only one device. I do not need control per device (MAC ...
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Connecting to my home router web interface from work

I'm trying to connect to my home router web interface from work. I use dyndns, because I don't have a static IP at home, and it works perfectly from any other place except my workplace (update: I ...