Analog X proxy

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Joel526, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. Joel526

    Joel526 Guest

    I just got three copies of the same spam on a Netzero account apparently through open AnalogX proxies on GTE/Verizon in Washington State, PacBell in California and Sony Networks in Japan.

    It seems that with the default installation you get to provide an open Socks 4 and Socks 5 (no UDP) proxy on port 1080, and an open HTTP (including CONNECT, GET URL, POST URL, et alia) proxy on port 6588.

    This seems like a great little toy.

    Not for the people who install it.
  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

    If its set up properly then its not a problem.

    Its the same as any proxy server you have to configure the host system to hold it securely, in the case of the AnalogX Proxy you should setup firewall rules to allow access for those systems which need it and no others. Added to that you should use only the modes you require.

    Its only a simple proxy so i guess less capable users are going to install it and cause problems for the rest of us but its not the product that is to blame.

    Proxys will always be abuse prone if in the wrong hands :(

    I guess you know this however but as i say dont go attacking the specifc products because AnalogX freeware tools are some of the best, its wrong to knock them! :)
  3. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

    I agree Enyo... AnalogX have made some awesome apps... and at the end of the day... they're free, so other people have dedicated a lot of time to save others money. Its entirely upto the if you choose to use their programs or not.

    But like Enyo said... a proxy is only as secure as the rules set upon it... same as with a firewall.

    It's all very well having zonealarm installed, but if you've just allowed subseven.exe full access to the net... then you're doomed :/