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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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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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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Destination IP Faking?

I have a closed-source Windows 7 application that wants to make an HTTP connection to an internet-resident IP address. I want it to instead make it connect to a LAN IP address. If the application ...
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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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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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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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SFTP, SCP, Secure Webdav: which is the most suitable?

currently, I am hosting a webdav share setup in order to store files I need anywhere I am. It is available via HTTPS. Things are that I do not need all the HTTP machinery -i.e. my nginx http server ...
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Is it possible to keep Windows start menu search from accessing the internet?

I have just set up a new PC with a fresh installation of Windows 10. The PC is connected to my company's network, and must make use of a proxy server to connect to the internet, because of company ...
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Tunneling ssh via a SOCKS5 Proxy on Windows

I'm using Windows 7 over my 'restricted' campus network. I use Heroku Toolbelt to work with heroku projects, which inturn uses git and ssh on port 22. However, port 22 is blocked in my campus. Can i ...
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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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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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How can I route all traffic coming in to an OpenVPN server through an Apache proxy on the same machine?

I was following the instructions here to set up mod_pagespeed as a proxy for my phone. As the security note suggested, I set up OpenVPN and got that much working on my phone, but OpenVPN isn't letting ...
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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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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 ...
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VirtualBox NAT over proxy

I use VirtualBox 4.1.8 on a Ubuntu 10.04 host system. I have an HTTP proxy server on the host system. How do I configure the VirtualBox to NAT the virtual machine's network and use the HTTP proxy for ...
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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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How to only pass browser traffic to openvpn connection

I have succesfully set up an openvpn connection. By using the parameters redirect-gateway def1 dhcp-option DNS 10.8.0.1 all traffic will go through the VPN, but I only want a specific application (...
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Access hulu/youtube outside the USA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make my IP address appear to be from another country People outside of the USA have a rought time seeing hulu or some youtube videos. What proxies to do you use to see ...
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How do I get IE to use my hosts file when using a proxy .pac file?

I have the following line in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts: 192.168.12.1 myapp.local When I open up a command prompt and type "ping myapp.local", I get a response from 192.168.12.1. When ...
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Squid Network - Warning subnetwork

Executing the following command: squid-k parse I get the following warnings: WARNING: (B) '127.0.0.1' is a subnetwork of (A) '127.0.0.1' 2014/03/19 16:43:41| WARNING: because of this '127.0.0.1' is ...
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Apache mod_proxy with automatic authentication

I am setting up a proxy in apache through the directive ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse for some urls: ProxyPass /mypath http://myotherserver.com ProxyPassReverse /mypath http://myotherserver.com ...
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How to provision Vagrant to set a proxy and use it?

I have the following setup: Windows 7 computer Installation of Ruby, Vagrant, VirtualBox VBox image Ubuntu 14.x Working in the intranet of my company that needs a proxy to access the internet I am ...
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Why can I no longer access a particular website that I have been visiting for years without issue?

There is a private forum site that I have accessed without issue for a long time. As of about 2 weeks ago, without warning, I suddenly cannot access the site through any browser. My first assumption ...
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Difference between proxying and routing

I'm well aware what proxies and routers are used for. But I don't know how to reliably differentiate them. Here is a list of factors that I find in them. Proxy server Can freely modify application ...
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Add a proxy to a particular host only in mac

I want to apply proxy settings to a particular host only (e.g., www.apple.com) in Mac OS X. How can I do it? In System Preferences there are only options for bypassing proxy settings for particular ...
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Linux Mint Network Proxy Preferences doesn't affect command line apps?

I am running Linux Mint 11 (Katya) with GNOME 2 and am behind a corporate proxy. I've gone into the Network Proxy Preferences and put in my auto-configuration URL, and this seems to work for things ...
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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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iTunes' clandestine proxy settings

Problem: One user's iTunes consults a defunct HTTP proxy, but only for iTunes Store HTTP requests -- other iTunes web requests are unproxied. How do I dismiss this spurious proxy setting? ...
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What are proxies? who stands behind them? [closed]

I'm really confused, I know , that a proxy can let you visit websites without giving out your real IP, and I've used some before to access facebook via my browser. The questions: - Who are behind ...
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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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Tunnel out to internet

I'm on a network with no internet access, but I have SSH access to a server that sits on my internal network, and the internet. I would like certain programs to be able to access the internet, like ...
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Configure Tor as a listening proxy server that I can connect to remotely?

I currently have the Vidalia bundle installed on my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. Is there a way that I can connect to the Tor network through this computer from other computers on the LAN or from ...
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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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https over proxy safe from sniffing?

Apparently all the google ads in my gmail(https) are being filtered. I'm worried. So it means somehow the data pass through the company proxy and being filtered?
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Make Firefox automagically pick up default internet proxy?

At work, I need to connect to a customer network via VPN at times, and doing so, I need to set a proxy. While IE picks that up automatically (the standard "default internet proxy"), Firefox doesn't, ...
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Perl Package Manager via NTLM proxy

I've installed ActivePerl and the include PPM at work, but I'm unable to get it connect to the module repository through the proxy. I've set up an environment variable HTTP_PROXY = http://user:pass@...
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Set SOCKS proxy for Safari

Is it possible to specify the SOCKS proxy for Safari in OS X Lion? I've got an address and port number I have to fill in there but I can't find the settings in the browser...
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SSH socks proxy not working with Firefox on a Mac

I have the ssh client on my Mac set up to connect using a certificate to a remote linux server. I'm trying to get my browser to surf through the remote server using a local ssh socks proxy. The ...
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Google.ru detects my location even behind anonymous HTTP proxy server, how?

My steps: Install brand new Windows 7 in VirtualBox install Firefox Select public anonymous proxy that I have never used before Open Firefox, set anonymous HTTP proxy, set geo.enabled = false in ...
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Users using Perl script to bypass Squid Proxy [closed]

The users on our network have been using a perl script to bypass our Squid proxy restrictions. Is there any way we can block this script from working?? #!/usr/bin/perl ###############################...
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What does tor NEWNYM in tor do?

Can someone explain to me (in layman terms if possible) what sending tor the signal NEWNYM does? I have read in several blogs that it should improve performance and/or improve anonymity but I could ...
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Making aptitude work properly through a proxy invoked with sudo

I use Debian 6. I'm sitting behind a proxy, so I configured Debian to use that proxy. Browsing and any HTTP and FTP activity through GUI works OK. I wanted to update my package repository so I typed ...
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HTTP proxy server for Windows that forwards to SOCKS proxy [duplicate]

I have am application for Windows which only supports HTTP proxies (no SOCKS support). Because I already have some good SOCKS proxy lists, I was wondering: Is there some HTTP proxy server for ...
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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 to redirect one single webpage to another (client-side)?

I often access bibliographical databases from one or several publishers for my work (sciencedirect.com, springer.com, etc). When I am on the network of my lab, I can access with no problem (as long as ...
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How do I clone a repository when I'm behind a proxy?

There's an option http_proxy which should allow access through proxy, but it's not clear whether this should be in the command line, .hgrc or some global variable. I tried it in the command line: hg ...
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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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SSH “reverse” ProxyCommand

Normally you have a setup like: Workstation -> Firewall -> Server Were your Workstation cannot contact Server directly, but has to use log in into Firewall first in order to contact Server. ...
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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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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 ...