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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Remove a proxy/tunnel from Windows 7

My Windows 7 desktop recently started refusing https connections in a lot of applications, e.g Firefox works fine but IE9 can't visit an https page. Since I only tend to use the effected applications ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Safari can’t establish a secure connection to the server

I am using Mac OS X 10.5.8 behind a company firewall and have proxy settings and username / password through which I can connect to internet. The internet is working as I am posting this question ...
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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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is it possible to use multiple proxies for different target websites?

Typically I'd like to know if it's possible to have a setup where it maps some IPs with a particular proxy and other IPs using another proxy? Proxy Chaining isn't really what I'm looking for (well I ...
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SSH Config - Multiple proxy configurations

I'm wanting to try and set up an easy way to manage my SSH proxy settings. I find I often want to SSH to my server from three different locations - two locations each have their own proxy server which ...
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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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List of ways a malware can proxy the web traffic

I am currently infected by a malware that sometimes redirect the internet traffic to another web page. I have run malwarebytes and ms security essentials and was able to clean most of them. However ...
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Distinct Proxying for any TCP-related Protocol

I'm not sure what to call it (proxy/redirection/relay), and I am hoping some software or solution possibly exists for linux. My intention is to be able to listen on a single public facing ip:port ...
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CAN get online but CAN'T ping/curl/use GIT from command line

I've recently begun to use GIT repositories for Node.js, Socket.io, websockets, etc. The specific project isn't important here, what is is I'm unable to connect anywhere outside of localhost using the ...
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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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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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What plugin does Firefox use to download from SourceForge during Tor?

I have Tor installed on my mac, and Tor-button installed on my Firefox (along with NoScript, BetterPrivacy, AdBlock, and RefControl). By default, Tor disables plugins like Flash. From what I've read ...
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Recommend a proxy server for Dropbox [closed]

I live in China and used Dropbox extensively up until it was blocked this last week. Is it possible to use a proxy server with Dropbox? Which ones should I try?
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Opera always re-requests proxy authentication after restart

Both 9.xx and 10.xx versions of Opera are re-requesting proxy auth after the browser restarts. The login and password inputs are already filled in so I need just click OK button but I need to do this ...
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Using Proxy Server to act as hosts file

I am trying to see if I can have a specific Hosts file that only a Proxy Server application on my machine will use while the remainder of the machine uses the normal proxy server. For example, I want ...
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How latency (ping) reduction services work? [closed]

Services like "NoPing Tunnel" and "Tibia Tunnel" provides to it's costumers a software that makes the game client ran over a proxy tunnel instead of directly connect to the official game server. By ...
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Can a proxy server manipulate packets?

Can a proxy server inject malware by manipulating the packets sent through it and inject ,malware into my PCs memory that way? I know that it could sniff my passwords. What if i use a proxy server to ...
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Install GitHub for Windows through proxy

I'm trying to install GitHub for Windows. The problem is that I'm working through a proxy and the installation app don't let you change proxy settings. Is there a workaround to change the proxy ...
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Using Tor SOCKS5 proxy with FTP clients (FileZilla)

I am working on an FTP server that doesn't accept connections from any IP (including my home one). I tried to use FileZilla and FireFTP with Tor (using SOCKS5). They both connect, but they fail to ...
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Set Network Proxy Linux

I have a raspberry pi and I need to set a network proxy for both apt and browser. How do I do this? The only thing I have found is to use the following lines in the bash.bashrc file export ...
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Understanding Proxy Servers (Operating System, Browsers, JVM, Local Proxy)

In my years of working behind a firewall at my day job, I've lost count on how many times I've had to configure, reconfigure and just plain experiment with proxy server configurations to get that app ...
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How to circumvent ISP Limiting “Unknown” traffic - (SSH)Proxy, VPN

I am having issues with using a proxy/VPN, with my current ISP (Comenersol, Spain). From my point of view they limit traffic by protocol or by traffic they "know" and "dont know". I'll explain my ...
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Force the web browser to resolve DNS locally

I was wondering if I can do the DNS resolving locally on my computer instead of doing it at the proxy server. In other words, can I get my web browser to respect my hosts file or something like that? ...
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How to disable the default proxy for a specific URL?

I would like to not use the default proxy configured on my Windows 7 for a specific domain/URL. The problem is that my configuration is set on "automatically detect proxy settings", so even if I set ...
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What to do when the ISP seems to interrupt a SOCKS5 connection to a VPS?

I have a VPS and until now have been using a socks5 server on it. The problem is that recently my ISP (I live in Iran) has figured out some way to interrupt it and I'm receiving the "blocked page" ...
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Force all applications to use MacOS X-configured proxy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OS X Terminal Ignoring SOCKS Proxy Setup I've set up a proxy in the MacOS X (10.7) network preferences, but command-line applications and daemons seem to ignore this ...
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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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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 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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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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Turn computer into a proxy server

basically I am trying to make my computer a proxy server, so I can access my internet from school through google chrome 'Proxy Switchy!'. I was looking on google but I cant find anything useful, do ...
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How can avoid URL filtering?

In my country access to URLs with keyword 'sex' is denied. Is it possible to encode URL? For example: When i want to download a file from Rapishare (URL contains sex) I can't use proxy such as ...
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Use Ubuntu laptop as a Wi-Fi repeater

Well I have two questions actually.... The first one is can I use my Ubuntu laptop to extend the Wi-Fi network to which my laptop is connected same in Windows through Connectify. The second one is ...
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Mac OS X Force Internet Sharing Traffic Through Proxy

I have Internet Sharing set up on my Mac OS 10.9.5 machine, sharing my Ethernet connection to any devices connected to the created Wi-Fi hotspot. I'm looking for a way to force all that traffic ...
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MinGW installer not working with proxy

Situation I want to install minGW and msys on a work pc, but I'm behind a proxy. The proxy settings are configured to auto detect in both internet explorer and firefox. The proxy is a http proxy on ...
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Route outgoing VPN traffic through local transparent proxy

I have a Digital Ocean droplet (similar to an Amazon EC2 instance) running Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 x64 with both strongswan 5.1.1 (built from source) and squid 3.4.2 (also built from source) installed. ...
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Way to do DNS lookup through SOCKS5 proxy server

SOCKS5 supports UDP and thus DNS lookups. I'm looking for an application, or a command using standard system utilities, to do a single DNS lookup through a SOCKS5 proxy, and not connect to this ...
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Global http proxy for OSX

At work I have a mac and a PC. We access the internet through an http proxy. My PC has the proxy set up such that every application works with the proxy just fine. The mac I have entered the proxy ...
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NTLM Proxy - HTTPS Alternative to CNTLM?

I worked with a proxy at my office that I need to have applications use. Of course its using NTLM, and that's blocking a lot of stuff from using their default/built-in proxies. I've got Maven, ...
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Specifying which of two network connections Firefox should use

the environment Win 7 non-admin (i.e., can not change routes) able to change proxy settings on FF only LAN1 = corporate network with webfilter LAN2 = wireless card connected to my Galaxy S3 the ...
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How to use multiple dns?

When I connect at work the net is going to assign me a dns that is working fine. After that when I connect to VPN I'm going to receive a different dns. With this one I can reach the server of the vpn ...
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Using local proxy to specify used NIC on Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 and have 2 NIC installed, both are connected to the Internet (nic#1 LTE, nic#2 DSL). Windows 7 will only allow me to specify a binding order and a metric on which interface to ...
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How to get Thunderbird to work through HTTP proxy server?

I would like to access my personal IMAP server through my corporate firewall. This is allowed provided I use the corporate proxy server, which is an HTTP proxy server. I cannot figure out how to ...
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A program that combines several proxies into one and use the fastest one?

I have installed several proxy programs whose IP addresses are, for example, 127.0.0.1:8580, 127.0.0.1:9966, 127.0.0.1:7070. You may regrard them as Tor and its alternatives. You know, certain proxy ...
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How to use Firefox and other non-RFC1929 complaint programs with auth'ed SOCKS5? Local proxy chainer?

I own a SOCKS5 subscription which requires authentication. I want to use it with FoxyProxy and other programs which do not support auth'ed socks5 (just SOCKS5 with no auth). Note that you cannot enter ...