Why is it so that when I set a HTTP proxy in the system preferences app, but some "my ip" sites still show my ip like in comma separated list in the first place? For example this one: http://my.ip.lv/ I dont remember having such issues on my Windows machine. What should I do to hide my ip totally and use only the proxy?


Proxies usually add an X-Forwarded-For HTTP header that informs the target web-server of the true origin of the request.

There are anonymising proxies available which do not do this - a quick Google search will find them.

|improve this answer|||||
  • The WWW site hyperlinked-to in the question is using that very header. – JdeBP Dec 8 '11 at 0:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.