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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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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Capturing Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) traffic using Fiddler

Does anyone have any idea how to capture HTTP traffic that goes through my ICS connection? Full details: I have a PC connected to internet via Ethernet. PC has set up a Wifi Hotspot using Internet ...
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Connecting to an SSH server from Client behind an NTLM Proxy

I'm trying to get to my SSH server on the internet from a corporate network. All connections to the outside internet have to be proxied through a server that check's for the NTLM hash of each client ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Accessing blocked websites in a country with Internet censorship; preferably with whitelisting, to allow normal connection for non-blocked websites

I will be staying in a country that has Internet censorship in the near future (it's one of these countries: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Internet_censorship#Substantial ) and I ...
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How to safely connect a Windows machine that CAN'T have anti-virus (due to real time demands) to the internet via a Windows machine that is protected?

I have a Windows-based machine that cannot have anti-virus installed due to the performance impact that would have on the machine's role as the controller in a live radio studio mixing console. This ...
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Why do my proxy settings keep changing?

I am running Windows 7 and a few times a day the "Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up of VPN connections)." under "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings" checkbox ...
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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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How to specify that Yum should not use proxy for specific domain

Is it possible to specify domain for which yum should bypass proxy configuration ? I'm afraid this is not possible... I read that it was possible to use the environment variable HTTP_PROXY then ...
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Mac IRC client with offline channel log

I use a graphical IRC client for OSX (Textual to be specific). Since I am not connected 24x7 (it being a portable macbook), I don't know what happens in my favourite IRC channels during the times I'm ...
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How to SSH an outside server from a computer which is behind a proxy firewall?

I access the Internet through an HTTP proxy firewall at college. And I need to login to a computer, via SSH, which is outside our network. I tried it as Linux command and on Windows using PuTTY. I ...
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Can't figure out why this regex doesn't apply

I am using Privoxy 3.0.10.0 to filter web pages before they're passed on to the browser. I can't figure out why this simple regex doesn't trigger a rewrite. Maybe someone more experienced will have ...
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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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What is the equivalent for apt-cacher-ng for windows?

What is the equivalent for apt-cacher-ng for using with Windows 7 machine? I have multiple Windows 7 machine and would like to keep the updates small and fast by keeping the updates within the LAN and ...
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Turn Router with DD-WRT into Remote Proxy?

I'm going to be traveling out of the country, and want to still be able to browse as though I'm in the US. My router, running DD-WRT, will still be connected back home with a US IP address. Is there a ...
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Without NAT on IPv6, and only one DNS name, how do i talk to my servers?

Right now we own one domain name (e.g. superfault.com). From the internet i can connect to a variety of networked devices using that single DNS name: superfault.com ...
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How can I allow other computers to use my local SOCKS SSH tunnel?

I often use an SSH tunnelling on my computer, using a SOCKS proxy. ssh -D 1234 example.com However, this only accepts local connections. I would like other systems on my network to be able to use ...
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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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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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How to use two consecutive proxies?

I want to use two consecutive anonymous proxies. I mean, I have two anonymous proxies and I want to send my request from my computer through the first proxy to the second and then the second are ...
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PC's Proxy settings being overridden

I am running IE8 & Firefox 3.0.12 on an XP SP3 PC at work. I think some program is overwriting my proxy settings. How do I figure out what that program is? I set the proxy settings to : ...
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What happens when I visit a .onion website

Can someone please give a simple description of the process that happens when I go to an onion website in Tor? I.e.how many computer send what signals in what order. Also, what would happen if an ...
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Nginx as forward proxy for HTTPS

While I was able to successfully configure nginx to proxy HTTP traffic (using this guide), all attempts to proxy HTTPS requests resulted in code 400 (Bad Request). Nginx debug logs weren't helpful at ...
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Block site on a PC logged into a domain and using a proxy

I read lot of posts related with blocking sites. Most of the posts says to edit hosts file. I know it is a good method. But this one is not working for me. Can you guess what is the issue by ...
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My ISP doesn't support SSL IMAP connections - how can I connect securely using public wifi?

My ISP (Plus.net) doesn't support SSL connections to their IMAP mail servers. This means that when I check my email (from an iPhone or computer) using a public wifi hotspot I am sending my password in ...
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Emulate home network IP

I wanted to use a service that would allow me to connect to my home network remotely that will emulate the home network IP on the remote computer. So once connected if I went to myip it would show the ...
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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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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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What proxy software would suit this puropse?

Okay, I have no clue if anything out there meets these requirements, but I'd like a proxy (for personal use) that can meet these standards: Able to forward HTTP 1.1 traffic. (HTTPS/FTP/etc. not ...
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Proxy Settings for VirtualBox

I have VirtualBox installed and I want to configure it to connect to the Internet using my proxy so that it emulates my connectivity successfully to the VM. However I could not find any options to ...
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A good and free local proxy switching program for windows?

A program that would let me easily switch between proxies in windows, and even if possible let me split the load between them. Thank you in advance! EDIT: Read the answer to this question
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how to set an inclusive proxy list instead of a exclusive one for firefox?

Normally firefox and other browsers allow users to set an exclusive list in which proxy won't apply to the specified domain names or ip addresses? My question is that how to do it other way around to ...
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Tunnel over ssh then through proxy to the internet

I have a windows machine from which I can ssh into a unix machine with NX called 'London'. Here I can browse the web with firefox after I set the proxy to 'proxy3.com' and port 3128. At startup it ...
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What's the simplest Firefox extension for turning proxy usage on and off?

There are numerous proxy-related extensions for Mozilla Firefox but all of the seem too bloat for me. I don't need proxy lists management etc. All I need is a status bar button to turn proxy usage ...
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How do I force FileZilla to use OpenVPN?

I want to connect to a public SFTP server, but not via its public IP but over an OpenVPN connection because the server refuses SSH connections from the Internet. I'm using OpenVPN on a Windows 7 ...
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How to block specific HTTPS traffic?

According to HTTPS description: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a combination of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) with SSL/TLS protocol. It provides encrypted communication ...
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Windows 7 to define a proxy for a range of IP addresses and hostnames only

Is it possible within Windows 7 to define a proxy for a range of IP addresses and hostnames only? I understand individual applications may indeed have individual proxy settings but in this case the ...
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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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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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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 ...