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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Google earth with and without a proxy

I'm using google earth on a Linux. I need to go through a proxy to get to the internet so I start google-earth like this export http_proxy=http://myproxy google-earth And it works fine. However, ...
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Use PuTTY behind a Proxy

I would like to use PuTTY behind a Proxy, but every time I try to access PuTTY, I get a black window with one green square and not able to input any kind of data... What do I need to do to get ...
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Squid logs show “TCP_DENIED/407” error

I'm using Squid 3.0 Example: I want to download software from cnet. After launching CNET Download.com Installer, I get an error: Internet connection error We're unable to connect to the ...
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How to use a mask ip address in firefox?

In IE, I can say to not use a proxy when the ip adress is: 10.* If I do the same in Firefox it doesn't work. It uses the proxy when I access a 10.** site. How can I make Firefox don't use the proxy ...
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How to find out if a server is acting as a reverse proxy?

As far as I know some webhosting companies use reverse proxies as some sort of load balancer, so all the HTTP requests go to one one physical server, but behind this there are several other ...
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Making a process use a VPN adapter instead of the default adapter to reach the internet

So, in case you're connected to a VPN, how do you make a particular process (say, a browser or an instant messanger) "proxy" through the VPN instead of going directly through the default network ...
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How to install NPM behind authentication proxy on Windows?

I need to run the latest version of Node and NPM on Windows. I installed Node 0.5.8 and downloaded the sources of NPM from GitHub. The steps I followed to install NPM were listed on its GitHub site ...
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Differences between WiFi access with and without a webpage access?

At cafes providing free WiFi two different methods of connecting appear. The first is where you choose the name of the WiFi, and then you are prompted for the username and password. The second is ...
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set up socks proxy at home to use away from home

I have a linux box at home. I know I can set up a proxy on a current computer by opening up terminal and typing ssh -D PORT USER@SERVER and then enter in the proxy and port in a browser. HOWEVER - I ...
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How do I know what proxy server I'm using?

I need to know what the address for my proxy server is so I can configure another program to also use it. If I go into IE, Internet Properties, LAN Settings, then all I see is an automatic ...
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Why don't browsers warn users when they try to access https websites through proxy? [closed]

Browsers show you an ugly red screen if you try to access a https website whose certificate is fake. But why don't thes warn when you try to access a https site, like GMail, through the corporation's ...
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How do I set up VPN or Proxy for playing games through my home internet connection?

In my University network, we have very restricted number of open ports. I would like to play my favourite games while in school, and I have fast connection at home. So VPN or Proxy comes to my mind, ...
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TSOCKS error on Backtrack 5 Linux

I am running Backtrack 5 and when I tried installing tsocks with this tutorial (which was intended for Ubuntu, but I couldn't find one for Backtrack). When I go through the steps and I try to run ...
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Is it possible to bybass or get through a proxy which requires authentication without knowing the user/pass? [closed]

I need to use Putty to connect to an ssh server on port 22, but the pc where Putty needs to get through has a proxy which requires authentication. When I insert the proxy address and port in Putty I ...
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Sharing Internet connection on a virtual machine

So I'm running VirtualBox and have Linux running on there. However, I don't have any Internet access on the virtual machine. I believe this is why: The host machine is Windows XP, and it's ...
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What to do with 6.7GB of logs from a http proxy used by someone to initiate attacks?

Background: I had experimented with nginx's proxy caching mechanisms one night to see if I could speed up a very slow website for a friend of mine -- this experiment went on late into the night, ...
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How to force Chrome to reload proxy configuration file?

I frequently move my laptop (OSX) between different wifi areas, but my home base has an ethernet connection and relies on my organisation's proxy.pac file. When reconnecting after a stint on the road, ...
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Can't install Adobe Flash updates – “An error occurred while downloading the installer”

I can't install updates of Adobe Flash Player when Windows is starting. I have a proxy server, but I have configured the proxy settings in Internet Explorer. The error message I get says: An ...
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Can I ping/send ICMP through TOR?

Is that possible? Does Tor use Application Layer SOCKS4/SOCKS5?
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Assistance needed with proxifier

I have a PC which is protected with a firewall/proxy. The proxy allows me to surf all the sites I want, but blocks the internet for most of the applications that need internet access. My questions ...
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Can Installing a squid 3 proxy server cause problems with my internet access?

I live on a campus that provides Internet access through squid http proxy. We need to authenticate to access the Internet. This means that I can login from only one machine at a time and cannot access ...
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Mac network locations - automatic selection by available network?

When at work, I have to have a bunch of special network configuration for proxies and DNS. I have configured this under the 'location:Automatic'. When at home though, these proxy and DNS settings ...
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Connect to the Internet through my VirtualBox guest OS

So I'm running OSX and I've created a Debian system into a Virtual Box machine. I want my computer (OSX) to access the Internet through it instead of using Airport. Is there a way to do that?
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remote access to NAS services on subdomains

I've got a NAS that serves multiple services through multiple ports. System administration goes through 8080, bittorrent goes through port 9000, etc. When I'm a t home, I'd type the server's IP and ...
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FireSSH tunnel problem

I recently came across with FireSSH (firefox addon). It has a great potential. The 0.88 version supports tunneling. I connect to my SSH server through FireSSH with no problems at all. In the ...
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How do I tell browser, “Don't load any external scripts from example.com”

I'm using the Firefox add-on FoxyProxy to route all external scripts from example.com to staging.example.com. But now I'd like to see what the page looks like when those scripts are completely ...
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How can I log which sites an iPhone app uses?

Is there a Proxy server app for mac that allows me to setup a local proxy server so I can log/track which sites an iPhone app visits? Thank you in advance!
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Fedora - which proxy server?

Is there some universal proxy server for fedora linux which allows any port? I know: SQUID proxy - seems that allows only HTTP and HTTPS (i'm using it now) tiny proxy - also HTTP and HTTPS only ...
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IE proxy is silently turned on all the time

My IE is always silently turned on by setting HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyEnable to 0x1, even after I change it to 0 with regedit, it is turned ...
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Proxy that can use a pac file as parent proxy

I want to setup a caching proxy that will use a pac (proxy autoconfiguration) file as parent proxy (lookup in a pac proxy file to choose which parent proxy to use). I want to know if anyone knows a ...
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SQUID proxy - open FTP

How can I open other ports than HTTP and HTTPS using SQUID proxy? I have last version of squid running on Fedora 10 but I'm not able to open FTP port. my squid.conf: acl manager proto cache_object ...
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I'm in a pub with only port 80 and I need to SSH into something

Any public proxy ideas that I can use right away over port 80? I would presume this is a common problem. Would be nice to know if there are any sites sites or tools for solving it.
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If I route traffic through a SOCKS proxy, does the remote host do the DNS lookups?

I sometimes route my Web traffic through ssh using a SOCKS proxy. The purpose is to have all traffic be encrypted. The way I do it is to open up a terminal and run this... $ ssh -v -C -N -D 9000 ...
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Paros Proxy 3.2.13 & windows 7

After installing Parosproxy-3.2.13.exe on Windows 7 64 bit, I am not able to run it. It is getting stuck on User license page. Can someone help/guide?
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How can I use Opera Mail behind a proxy?

I've set up a proxy in Opera. Using Opera Mail, I can't check mail through a proxy. I can check it by opening Gmail, but Opera Mail itself fails to check the e-mails. How can I use it behind a ...
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IE9 behind authenticated proxy prompts for credentials when opening office documents

Here is the scenario: Logged into a Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 computer with Internet Explorer 9, behind a proxy (squid I think, though not set up by our organisation) which uses current Windows ...
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Authenticating proxy like CNTLM but without the NTLM

On one of the corporate networks I log into, I use CNTLM to centralise my proxy settings. It's great, because when I have to change my password every so often, I only need to change it in one spot, ...
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Run Securom via Proxy

I just installed a game which requires a 'release date check', the problem is I access the internet via a proxy and the 'release date check' always fails. Is there any way to make a specific program ...
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UltraSurf not working, used to work on same network (and is working fine on friend's computer on same network)

I'm using UltraSurf (10.17), it used to work fine but now its not working on my computer (Windows 7) and the window keeps showing "Connecting Server..." and after sometime, it fails to establish the ...
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SSH as socks proxy through multiple hosts

Can the following be achieved with SSH. There are three machines involved: A. My local machine at home B. The SSH gateway server at school C. A workstation in a lab, only reachable through B I ...
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openVPN http-proxy-option version (EXT1)?

I have a question about http-proxy-option in openVPN. I have a client *.ovpn file which works on Windows, but doesn't work on Mac OS X or Linux. Here is my client config file (key and certificate are ...
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Easiest proxy server to set up on Windows XP / VISTA / 7?

I'm trying to get my credit report but I'm overseas and the site uses GeoIP filtering. I need one of my non-techie friends in the US to set up a temporary proxy server I can connect through to bypass ...
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Couldn't connect to web proxy via Safari [iPhone/iPad] via any Proxy client on PC [closed]

When I connect my iPhone to the WiFi, running a proxy using Fiddler or Charles, it works. I set up my iPhone or iPad with proxy 8888 and of course the IP of my PC. An error occurred stating: ...
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Windows 7 x86_64 and an authenticating proxy causes issues with Google Chrome?

I am having trouble getting Google Chrome to work suitably behind an authenticating proxy. Chrome was working on Windows XP behind the same proxy... and on another machine with Windows 7 x86_64 with ...
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Taking advantage of two broadband links [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use more than one internet provider at the same time? I have two broadband connections at my place, delivered via plain old Ethernet. I was wondering if I can ...
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Whats the logic behind giving an option to bypass the proxy for local addresses in IE?

Why would anyone want local address to be served by proxy anyway? Shouldn't it be hardcoded as true for this setting? Why is this setting at all? Whats the use case of wanting to have your local ...
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How can I install AVG Anti Virus on a computer without internet connection?

I downloaded AVG Anti Virus on one computer and tried to copy it to a stand alone computer but it says that I need to connect to the internet. Is there a way to bypass the proxy and the need of ...
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How do I configure my SOCKS Proxy?

I know how proxy servers work inside and out in theory, but the practice is getting the best of me. I need to configure a SOCKS proxy within the same network as my management IP so it remains ...
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Can I use a router to share a LAN internet connection that requires an HTTP proxy?

At the office I've got one LAN cable, and internet access is through an HTTP proxy listed in the browsers connection settings (automatic proxy configuration URL). Loading the browser triggers a ...
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Ubuntu System-Wide Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) script

I am using Ubuntu via VirtualBox. I need to set proxy auto-configuration script. It works in FireFox but the global preferences-->network has no effect. So when I do "apt-get install" it is not able ...