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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Writing a batch script to swith between connecting through a proxy server or not

When at work I have to connect to a proxy server and at home there is no server, so every morning I have to go through the fairly tedious routine of ticking the box in Control panel --> Configure ...
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A specific website isn't working on my computer

A website, one website, is not loading on my computer [Windows 7]. It loads on other people's computers. I've tried several things - > ipconfig /flushdns > ping [name of website] -> no ...
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Having trouble understanding how corkscrew works

I've recently been trying to use corkscrew alongside ssh and have had trouble understanding what to put in the http proxy field. I imagine this is just a misunderstanding on my part, but I thought I ...
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Cyberduck Connection Fails/Timeout

How would I go about changing either my SSH config or Cyberduck configuration to enable SFTP connections from my local machine to connect through a proxy server and then connect to my destination ...
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Forward TCP packets by destination and port number

Is there any way to forward only TCP packets heading to destination XYZ and port number NN to 127.0.0.1 port number 9150 ? I'm on Windows. Thanks
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how to use an specific connection on my internet browser?

I have two different connections, one on WiFi and another one on cable. The cable connection uses proxy and blocks some websites. The wifi connection doesn't use proxy. Im trying to use the WiFi ...
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Mimic open ports through ssh-tunnel

TL;DR Can you run local connections to myserver:1234 throung a ssh tunnel. I have a application that tries to connect to myserver:1234, but that port is closed outside our server-cluster. I can ssh ...
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Why am getting two IP address

While using (http://www.whatsmyip.net/) I keep getting an IP6 in addition to my IP4. Is it just me or this a general error with this site.
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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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VPN, Proxy - Why we use them for? [closed]

Can anybody explain me what is a VPN/Proxy and why and where we use them for? Is there any connection between them? Thanks for the help!
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how to Connection from a remote system to another via multiple squid proxies?

I have a setup that sending data from host 1 to host 2 via proxy running different middle hosts. I don't want just routing packets in middlehost and send to destination. The reason is I run new MPTCP ...
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How to use SSH “dynamic forward” (-D) to apt-get update/install on a box behind a VPN? Is it possible?

I got an ubuntu server box jailed behind a VPN. The gateway somehow patches the certificates, so all my https connections show up "failed" $ curl https://www.google.com curl: (60) SSL certificate ...
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why Internet Explorer 9 User Agent string (the "MSIE part) mess up with proxy and/or NTLM auth in Apache Tomcat 7?

In my network we're behind a proxy (pac script), when try to access a site in the following url format: http://serverName.domain.com:8080/somePath IE (9.0.8112.16421) is unable to browser the site ...
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get Firefox to trust expired Charles CA Certificate

When I use the security certificate supplied by Charles Proxy in Firefox (35.0) to decrypt SSL traffic, it results in Firefox showing The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate ...
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How to create reverse dynamic ssh port forwarding

I'm trying to set up an ssh tunnel layout where: client A (not ssh-server enabled) initiates ssh connection to server S socks server is opened on server S:yyyy that tunnels all data via client A ...
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How connect with Git repository over ssh behind evil proxy

My proxy (192.168.1.1:3128) not allow connection over ssh and I wish work with git repository like this: for clone: git clone ssh://user@server.com:2222/~/repository.git For cheat web forbidden, I ...
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Can I use my pc as a proxy for connected smartphone?

EMR might not be good for us. I know I can use my smartphone as a router for my PC, but I wondered if I could do the reverse? I.E. connect my smartphone to my PC via USB and get to the internet via my ...
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WiFi Hotspot Behind Proxy

I am trying to setup a wifi hotspot on a host computer connected to the network via ethernet. In order to access the internet, an authentication proxy must be running on the host computer. When ...
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Proxy/firewall windows bypass? [closed]

i am in with a little challenge here. We have a network where the Computers connect to our domain, to log on, and get internet connection... This work as a wireless connection. My boss made a very ...
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dispatch proxy works only with firefox

I installed dispatch-proxy on Lubuntu 14.10 from instructions here: https://github.com/Morhaus/dispatch-proxy The problem is the SOCKS proxy works with firefox but not with fatrat or curl. I'm ...
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Is there any way to route traffic through certain computer located else where? [closed]

Here is my problem. I'm currently working at a research organization. They have an institutional subscription to some journals, which provide full access based on IP. Problem is I tend to work not ...
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Convert normal request to proxy request

I need to send requests from an application (Jenkins) to a certain url only via forward proxy server: Jenkins --> Proxy w/authorization --> https://confluence.mycorp.net/* Jenkins does not ...
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Website does not Load

This site: ( http://web.blackberry.com/software/smartphones/update/blackberry10-os.html?cpid=van:bb:Jan2014:vanity:bb-update:blackberry1021os ) Does not load consistently while it works when using ...
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How do I open up ports to the world on a residential connection?

I have DSL internet at my house, with some Windows servers running on my LAN. I've set my router to forward port 80 to one of them, and likewise set a firewall rule to allow port 80, and that works ...
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Define additional “Local addresses” for proxy bypass

I'd like to define some additional "local" addresses, to go along with localhost/127.0.0.1. At the moment all network traffic is routed through a proxy, which doesn't allow full access and is ...
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Masking or changing certain text in URL

I'm using Composer with Toran Proxy hosted on a personal server to manage my package dependencies for Symfony2, today I encountered a problem, one of the URLs that Composer needs to download ends with ...
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Is there a software that can act as a “proxy repeater”

Sorry for the vague title, I don't know what it's called, if even possible. So where I am, all internet connections need to go through a HTTP proxy server, which requires authentication. I'd like to ...
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Setup public mirror (?) of internet server on my router

Can I somehow setup a mirror (this is the best word I came with) of a server available in the Internet on a specific port on my router? Here is what I have: ISP provides me with a static IP adress ...
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How to acchieve what http_proxy environment variable does for all traffic leaving the system?

I set up a trafficserver (5.1.2) instance as HTTP cache on a machine in my local network and now I'm looking for a way to enforce the usage of the proxy for HTTP requests to the outside world on port ...
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Proxy at work makes https sites show as invalid cert authority, how to fix?

The proxy at work makes https sites show up as invalid cert authority, I would prefer not to ever see that screen again, any ideas or hints on how to get around that screen, whether globally on the ...
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Use Proxy in terminal [closed]

The Indian DoT have decided to block github.com, pastbin.com and similar services in india. I use zenmate in firefox and chrome to access these site but I can not use commands like git clone npm ...
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dropbox and proxy settings

I have a Dropbox client (Windows) running on a network where a proxy can be detected but is not necessary. Dropbox detects the proxy and configures it automatically (the client is then non-working). ...
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lftp mirror mode over hftp/proxy not working

When I connect lftp over an http proxy using hftp and try to use mirror mode, no files are transferred. dir and get work fine. Mirror mode works fine when I connect directly. Here is the script I ...
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SQuid3 transparent proxy error?

I am using squid3 as a proxy and ubuntu when i configure squid.conf for transparent proxy it gives an error as under. connection was reset. connection to the server was reset while page was ...
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NAT traversal of VPN/proxy server in home network with no access to the router

I want to setup a VPN (or proxy) server on my workstation located outside my permanent residence and behind NAT. I need to use workstation's network IP. The problem is I don't have physical nor ...
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How to auto start a mac with socks server on using ssh?

There are a number of tutorials online that teach to use ssh as a socks5 server, after sshd is up, the next step is to have a terminal open, then open a socks5 server port by typing something like the ...
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Port Forward inside Router (DD-WRT)

I have configured an SSH tunnel on my DD-WRT router using the default port 22. I would like to open another port on my router as a proxy port for SSH, say port 80, in case a firewall prevents me from ...
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When using a proxy in Mozilla Firefox, how do “Auto-detect proxy settings for this network” and “Use system proxy settings” work behind the scenes?

How can I see what the proxy Firefox actually uses when I check either of these two options? Does it take it from Internet Explorer? Are they taken from/stored somewhere in the registry?
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How to connect to multiple proxy servers at once and use them as one connection?

PC1 - connected to local wifi network PC2 - connected to local wifi network + connected to internet + shares internet via own proxy PC3 - connected to local wifi network + connected to other ...
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How to setup a cheap linux router/proxy to log all URLs requested

I have a bunch of kids/devices connecting to the wireless router in my house at any given time. I know that there are many software/hardware solutions designed to filter out harmful content but I ...
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Tor+Filezilla(FTP): 'Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing'

I have a domain on NameCheap. I want to upload some files using Tor and the staff said I could use Filezilla. I configured it by setting up a FTP proxy in Edit-->Settings and then added my account ...
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How to set up a hotspot with socks5 proxy

I have a laptop with linux installed on it. The laptop has two network interfaces: eth0 and wlan0. Normally I surf the Internet through eth0, and I've successfully set up a hotspot in linux for my ...
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Configure a linux VM to use host computers internet connection

I am using a software which must be configured as a "bridged network" on a Virtual Box VM. I have already tried with NAT and other configurations but none of them work. the bridged network is the only ...
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Dante socks proxy very slow — why?

I've set up a Dante socks proxy on Ubuntu Trusty. The setup is: 1: Dante listens on 127.0.0.1:11080 2: I connect to the proxy box with "ssh proxy.box -L 11080:localhost:11080" 3: Then I point my ...
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What do I have to do to be able to use the same .pac file with all browsers on my computer automatically?

According to Wikipedia, In order for all browsers in an organization to be supplied the same proxy policy, without configuring each browser manually, both the below technologies are required: ...
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SSH via Tor with Putty

How does one set up Tor in PuTTY? I'm using the Tor Browser Bundle on Windows 8.1. I came across https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO/Putty but the screenshot containing the ...
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Windows Cannot automatically detect proxy settings

My Windows 8.1 desktop cannot connect to any internet services through Ethernet to my home network. I tried resetting my adapter, restarting, netsh resets, and everything else I could think of. I'm ...
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How to edit options logged out in Skype for Linux?

I need to edit my Skype preferences without logging in, but I don't see "Options" in any menu. What to do? In my case, I have to edit proxy settings to be able to connect to Skype. There is no ...
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How to fake my identity to my ISP?

My Broadband internet speed is 512kbps, but my ISP provides a speed boost when I surf the Youtube ( or Google drive). They provide about 5-6Mbps speed while I'm streaming or Downloading any Youtube ...
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Redirect web traffic (SOCKS proxy) for a specific domain

I have YouTube blocked at my work because reasons. I’m a scientist and I need YouTube because most of the conferences and talks that I’d like to see are available there. Yes, I actually need YouTube, ...