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 does TOR or a VPN keep you annonymous?

Ok, I've got a few things that are bugging me about TOR proxy and VPNs. More specifically how they keep you annonymous, for example, say that I'm using VPN and that my internal IP address is ...
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How to make a TeamViewer proxy on a Windows 8 machine?

I sit on a corporate network which routes all the traffic through a proxy. This proxy routing happens after the computer is connected to the network, because no setup is needed on the computers that ...
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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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How can I use autoproxy configuration in VLC media player?

The VLC media player supports streaming from the internet. However, I'm behind the corporate proxy, and I have an autoproxy configuration. I don't know the actual proxy I should be using because it ...
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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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Windows 7 Disable Proxy via cmd - and put in effect

Windows 7 (64-bit) Disable Proxy via cmd - and put in effect? I have found the correct registry key to change, and have code to change it. reg add ...
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tcp_outgoing_address: cannot connect to website

I have a LinuxMint running in a virtual box. I have installed a squid3 proxy server and it is working. However, if I want to add a tcp_outgoing_address it is not working. I am using the default ...
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How do I use Google data compression proxy on Firefox?

I am using GNU Icecat (GNU version of Mozilla Firefox) on Trisquel GNU/Linux. In order to minimize/optimize data usage while web surfing, I want to use google data compression proxy. So, How do I use ...
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How do you update a DNS server through an SSH tunnel?

I have a Linux machine which is set up to use dynamic DNS. My organization blocks access to the DNS server, preventing me from updating the IP address. I was wondering if I could make an SSH tunnel to ...
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Still getting 407 from Proxy after CONNECT

I'm in a corporate network that access to the internet through a proxy. For instance i have connection to Internet through the browsers (Firefox, Chrome ...) The problem is that when i'm trying to ...
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how to automatically detect whether to use proxy or not

here is the situation, I work with a bunch of non-tech sales people, they sometimes require to access a set of private services that should only work within the office. so I set them up a ssh access ...
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Using Squid as forward http proxy failing to complete request?

I'm using Squid as local proxy. I have the config file as below:-# # Recommended minimum configuration: # # Example rule allowing access from your local networks. # Adapt to list your (internal) IP ...
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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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Readable HTTPS request and response using Charles Proxy

I am using Charles proxy to see the HTTP request generated through android application. However HTTPS request gets logged in encrypted format. Is there a way to see HTTPS request & response ...
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Why can't I connect to this site via HTTPS?

Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, there is a single site I visit that I simply can't connect to. Other people I've talked to don't have this issue. I can access it fine from my phone while on the ...
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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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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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Route my internet through a website's server

Good day, I have a 4 Mbps internet plan but i have noticed that my ISP allows around 22 Mbps bandwidth for youtube / google servers only. I have verified this by installing "google data compression ...
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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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Is it possible to redirect traffic through Configurable wifi router

I am college student. I have internet connection in my hostel and college routed through a same proxy server. Access rights are restricted in hostel. but at the same time internet in college is much ...
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Tunneling connection to server using another server as “proxy”?

So there are two servers: Main server, lets call it M1. It's the server every user will need to access somehow. Proxy server, lets call it P1. It's the server to help some users connect to M1 ...
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Setting a non-standard proxy

I am behind a proxy which requires users to login during the first connection with a username and password with a HTML form. Thus, it is not handled with usual http://username:password@proxy.com and ...
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Connecting to Dropbox via a proxy

My computer can't connect to Dropbox on its own. Most of the ports in the network are closed. Firefox accesses the Internet through an automatic proxy configuration file URL. In Dropbox's proxy ...
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Is it a good idea to use the host computer as proxy of a virtual server hosted into it?

I plan to use a physical proxy between another physical server which is accesses via SSH, and the router, acting as firewall. Right now I just have 1 physical computer to use for this net structure, ...
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Ftp proxy using nginx

I'm trying to set-up a simple ftp proxy using Nginx. Right now my configuration is like this: server { listen 21; server_name 52.49.13.91; location / { proxy_pass ...
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Setting up server behind uncontrolled firewall

(Firstly, I apologize if this is on the wrong site. I am not a network engineer or a web master or anything like that.) Going off to college and my brother and I want to continue hosting a minecraft ...
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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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How do I fan-out HTTP requests with a HTTPS/SNI proxy?

Let's say my HTTPS server gets contacted with the SNI hostname 200.100.2.1.myhost.com. I wish to read the SNI hostname, and depending on the hostname, forward to the IP address from the beginning from ...
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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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Reverse Proxy, Port Forwarding for passing on Reverse SSH

I'm trying to access a webpage hosted on a device from an AWS public URL. The catch is this device's IP is not public. I am able to issue a command to the device locally (ssh -i path/to/Cert -R ...
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Using the Cisco VPN 5.0.07 blocks internet - but shouldn't

I have been bashing my head against this for a few days. I have a computer that is singularly running the Cisco VPN client to connect for a work application. Our web normally filters through a proxy ...
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System wide authenticated proxy when http_proxy=http://<user>:<pass>@<host> fails?

I've set HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY variables system-wide, however when opening lynx I get: Alert!: Proxy authorisation required -- retrying Which then prompts: Username for 'LDAP_UCC' at proxy ...
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Random Windows connection problems with proxy

In the place I work (and maintain) we have one windows 7 x64 home premium machine that randomly cannot connect to the proxy server we are using. I know it isn't a proxy problem because the other ...
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Will using something like vmware in addition to Tor help to increase anonymity and security even further?

I recently downloaded Tor Browser to help increase internet anonymity because I do not want my personal information to be compromised. I have heard of a program called "TAILS" that compliments Tor to ...
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How to prevent wireless adapter to get automatically disabled when I plug in the LAN cable

I have a new Lenovo W541. At work I have both a cable connection with Proxy and a wifi connection. In my previous laptop I was able to switch from a connection to the other just by disabling and ...
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Force ubuntu to access internet through proxy

I've set up a squid forward proxy to cache all internet requests. I have a public ip and opened port 3128. Now I just need to set my ubuntu server to force all internet connections to pass through ...
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inject get head put on linux

I have looked everywhere and found millions of python proxy servers but none do precisely what i would like (i think :s) I don't have had quite a bit of experience with python generally, but i'm ...
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Which URLs need to be whitelisted for MacPorts to work behind a proxy?

I can use only allowed web resources via corporate proxy and to add something new to that list I should know a URL pattern, e.g. https://*developer.apple.com/* What URLs need to be whitelisted for ...
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Difference in websocket handling FF/Chrome,IE

Our company switched to a new proxy solution recenlty. Since then, Firefox pops up some 10-20 proxy authentication windows on every SE page. Judging from this [meta question][1] this has to do with ...
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Proxy work in browser but not in proxy checker

I have a bought HTTP/HTTPS proxy which works fine in a browser (slightly slow far from unusable), but if I run it in a proxy checker it says that the proxy is dead. Why is that? The proxy: ...
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Is it possible to configure PAC file location in Fiddler?

If I press  Options -> Connections -> Copy Browser Proxy Configuration URL I get the following path in clipboard: ...
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Sharing Wifi access of one device with other devices through wifi

Im on a campingground with wifi. I have more than two devices (notebooks, smartphone, tablets) with me. But I only have access to wifi with either one of those devics. I.e. If I login with device A i ...
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502 Proxy Error when trying to upload

I am trying to provide an upload service for my web portal used only in a private university. When I try from localhost on a windows platform, it works correctly. When in production however I recieve ...
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What can my ISP see when I use an elite proxy server in my browser? [duplicate]

Let's say I've configured my chrome browser to use an elite proxy for browsing downloading etc,. What information can my ISP see about the connection? Thanks in advance.
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Where to find proxy's credentials on a XP PC

Could anyone help me find out the proxy's username + password. I have an Windows XP PC, I know that Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox is using the proxy. I have tried to look for it in the ...
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How to change Microsoft Security Essentials proxy settings?

I use special proxy settings to connect to the internet and I find that Microsoft Security Essentials is no longer updated. How can I change Microsoft Security Essentials' proxy settings?
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Apache cannot resolve /etc/hosts entries without internet connection

I alias tw/twcdn.localhost to 127.0.0.1 in /etc/hosts: $ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost hostname tw.localhost twcdn.localhost 192.168.1.2 benito-laptop ::1 localhost ...
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How do I setup proxy settings in SkyDrive?

During the custom install screen, and in any menus/config files that I can find for SkyDrive, there's nowhere to set proxy settings. Are users that are behind proxies like myself, simply out of luck? ...
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How can I use the proxy settings on Epic privacy browser to log on to Facebook?

I love the Epic privacy browser because it is built from the ground up to enhance privacy. It's built on Chromium but because it has stripped out all code that tracks users across the Internet, pages ...
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How can I let all my docker containers use my proxy?

I am running docker on Debian Jessie which is behind a corporate proxy. To be able to download docker images, I need to add the following to my /etc/defaults/docker ...