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 to chain SOCKS proxies?

I have a working socks proxy from my laptop (machine A) to machine B: [A]$ ssh -ND 8888 B I can set up firefox to use socks proxy on A's local port 8888, and browsing on A works. So far so good. ...
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What information leaks through local DNS lookups when torrenting?

Using uTorrent + a Socks5 Proxy for anonymity, what kind of information might leak through local DNS lookups? Here's my current config: As you can see, I enabled local DNS lookups, and it severly ...