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 I make my IP address appear to be from another country?

How do I make it appear that my IP address is coming from one country while I'm located in another? I live in Germany and some websites (like Hulu or Youtube) don't work because my IP isn't in the US....
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Force programs that do not specify proxy settings to use a proxy (ie: Steam)

My school requires a proxy for all internet access. If you want to use the internet, it is impossible to not use a proxy. This makes it a problem for many programs that don't seem to let you enter ...
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Freeware local proxy engine for Windows? [closed]

Is there a nice and small, freeware proxy application that runs in the system tray? It should support HTTP and HTTPS proxy connections, NTLM authentication and configurable rules (different proxy ...
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Global proxy settings for Windows

How do i make Windows (Vista) to apply certain proxy server for all applications that use internet?
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In Windows 7, how to change proxy settings from command line?

How do I change proxy settings from command line in Windows 7? I'm not talking about just the http_proxy. I need to set system-wide proxy settings (the ones in Internet properties setting). How ...
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What is the difference between a proxy and a VPN?

There are several service providers out there that allow a user to circumvent firewalls or anonymize their web access. Some of them use proxies, some use VPNs. Most people say that VPNs usually work ...
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How can I tunnel all of my network traffic through SSH?

Whenever I'm using the internet from an insecure location (such as public wifi) I like to use an ssh tunnel (ssh -D port host) to ensure my traffic can't be sniffed. Unfortunately, there seem to be ...
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How to bypass web URL filtering service to access blocked websites (proxy)

I'm using network, where services such as Gmail or any other e-mails, Google Drive, Dropbox, all social networks are blocked. Basically my goal is to access simply GMail, but I couldn't find any way ...
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Convert HTTP requests to SOCKS5

I'm currently doing some testing work with TOR and ran in to a small problem. Tor's client only supports receiving connections through a SOCKS5 protocol, but the applications I'm using only support ...
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Any good utility to track outgoing traffic and requests from win PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monitor all and any internet traffic from my home PC - what should I use? Hello, need an advice if there is any good utility to track all outgoing traffic, requests to ...
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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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Proxy for a home network

What would be a good proxy for a home network? I'd like to install the software proxy on 1 machine and to share it across my LAN how can I configure my Linux Ubuntu machines to use the proxy just ...
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Can I make Windows 7 change my proxy settings based on my network connection?

Moving my LapTop between work and home I need to change my internet proxy settings. Is there any build in way for windows 7 to change these settings based on my currently active network?
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How to use one connection to the Internet for VPN and another for accessing other websites?

I have two network cards. If I connect to a network using VPN then to access other websites I have to pass through a proxy server. Is it possible to use my other network card to connect to the ...
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SSH as socks proxy through multiple hosts

Can the following be achieved with SSH. There are three machines involved: A. My local machine at home B. The SSH gateway server at school C. A workstation in a lab, only reachable through B I ...
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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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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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Forcing all outgoing connections through proxies

How can I do this in Linux? It'd be nice if there was a way to transparently force connections through proxies rather than configure them individually for each program.
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How to disable internet access at night on the router?

I have an internet connection that I'd like to be enabled only during the day. With multiple household internet devices, this would need to be something disabled at the level of the router. I don't ...
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Why is Google Chrome not saving proxy username/password?

Is there a way to have Chrome save username/password for proxy servers, so I don't have to type them in every time I start it up?
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How to set http proxy address for wget under windows?

If ran without parameters my wget prints: D:\>wget SYSTEM_WGETRC = c:/progra~1/wget/etc/wgetrc syswgetrc = c:/progra~1/wget/etc/wgetrc D:\Apps\Util\wget: missing URL Usage: D:\Apps\Util\wget [...
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How to get the real IP address of someone using a proxy?

I was researching digital goods and security when I stumbled upon this company. One of the services they provide is "Real IP". They claim to be able to get the real IP address of users even when ...
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How do we configure another browser to use Tor? [closed]

How do we configure Google Chrome (or another web browser) to use Tor Browser? By that I mean that we are using Chrome, but the traffic is routed through Tor (and thus anonymous).
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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 to ping when behind a proxy?

I am using an HTTP proxy server to connect to the internet. Because of that my pings are not working ping www.google.com says Unreachable Host How can I configure ping to use the HTTP proxy?
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How to turn off WinHttp proxy?

Not too long ago I turned on a proxy for WinHttp traffic like this (from this article): netsh winhttp set proxy 127.0.0.1:8888 How can I turn the proxy off now? I can't seem to get the syntax ...
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Proxying fake domain to a localhost port

I'd like to do much the same thing described at Redirect Domain Name to Localhost for web app development purposes, but with the twist that I'd like requests to fakedomain.com:80 to be routed to ...
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SSH behind proxy ?

What is the best way to SSH to my sever behind company proxy , it seems that 22 port is not opened by default , is there any simple way to do that rather than to install corkscrew ?? When I do : ✗ ...
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Using a proxy for certain sites only

When I work from home, I want to read some sites that my work blocks. Since I'm connected via VPN, their servers route my requests and sites like reddit are blocked. Currently, I just RDP into ...
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Fast way to switch off proxy in Windows

Whenever I connect to a corporate VPN it always sets a proxy server. It is necessary for corporate WiFi but this proxy is inaccessible from internet. This means that whenever I connect from home ...
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Using a Mac as a wireless router, and run all wireless traffic through a proxy/VPN?

I am looking to use a Mac (Snow Leopard) as a wireless router, so I can wirelessly connect my laptop (Windows XP) and Android 2.1 (rooted) phone. However, I would like all of my wireless traffic to be ...
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Connection Settings in IE changes after every system restart

I changed the settings in IE to not to use proxy server for connections by unchecking the Tools->Internet Options->Connections tab->Settings->Use a proxy server for this connection But ...
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How to know which Windows application does listen on a particular TCP port? [duplicate]

I have been using a personal HTTP proxy to remove ads and boost caching for a while but have then noticed that my Firefox still works when the proxy application is shut down (while the browser is ...
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How do I know what proxy server I'm using?

I need to know what the address for my proxy server is so I can configure another program to also use it. If I go into IE, Internet Properties, LAN Settings, then all I see is an automatic ...
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What are the benefits of using a proxy? [closed]

I know students and employees use them to get by web filters. But what else? I hear about "privacy and security" but I can never find anything really explaining it. I did see one link that said it ...
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How to view Internet Explorer auto-detected proxy settings?

When Internet Explorer is set to auto-detect proxy settings, is there a way to view what it detects?
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How to use ntpdate behind a proxy?

Is it possible to use ntpdate behind a HTTP proxy with authentication? In case it is not possible, are there any good alternatives?
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How to do DNS through a proxy in Firefox?

I am using Firefox 3.5.7 with FoxyProxy. I have an ssh tunnel forwarding 8080 through to an HTTP proxy server on the other end. With FoxyProxy, I send work traffic direct but everything else goes ...
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http proxy over ssh, not socks

The question is simple, but the answer is not : ssh -D 8080 user@host or ssh -gCNf -D 8080 user@host or wathever with -D # I need a kind of proxy that i can use with http_proxy variable, ...
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How do I change the Windows7 LAN proxy config from the command line?

In Windows 7, Is it possible to define/change the proxy config from the command line? So, using the GUI, I would go: Start → Control Panel → Network and Internet → Internet Options → Connections → ...
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How to route traffic through a specific SOCKS proxy on a per-app basis?

I'm running a certain desktop app (actually via AIR if it makes any difference) which doesn't have any built-in proxy configuration settings. I need to get all traffic just from this app directed ...
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How do I use the 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's data compression proxy. So, how do I ...
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Bind application to a specific network interface

I have tried ForceBindIP, but it has a significant downside - it doesn't affect the children of the application I'm trying to bind, it only affects the application itself. It also can't force an ...
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How to tunnel HTTP over SSH via SOCKS?

This should be a simple issue to solve, but for some reason it's not working for me. ssh vps works just fine (I use authentication keys) I set up the tunnel with the command: ssh -C2TNv -D 8080 vps ...
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How does circumventing IP restrictions through DNS work in the case of hulu.com?

I just heard from an australian guy that it is possible to watch hulu.com from Australia (which is actually restricted by country IP checks) by using certain DNS servers. Now I was wondering, how ...
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How to force any program to use SOCKS?

I want to use a SOCKS proxy for all my programs that want to connect to Internet. I am connected to my ISP using an ADSL modem. Is there any virtual system or settings which can let me do this? I ...
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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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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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Firefox plugin for proxying only specific domains

I'm having issues with specific domains on my ISP (for example cdn.arstechnica.com, and vexxarr.com), and am currently accessing these sites over the tor browser bundle. I'd like to be able to create ...
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How can I use SSH with a SOCKS 5 proxy?

I don't know much about proxies in general, and especially not SOCKS5 proxies, so sorry if this is a newbie question but I haven't been able to find the answer online or in the man pages. I have a ...