Staying anonymous

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ming, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Has anyone wanted to hide their own IP while they surf the net?

    I've been looking around for anonymous proxy servers and got hold of one of the server IP. I entered the IP into the LAN/proxy section in IE>Connection Settings - but when I come to loading web pages, they don't load up. Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong with that I've done please?

    I'd rather use a proxy server than those proxy softwares because I find them very annoying.
     
  2. jileiwin

    jileiwin Guest

    you can try myie2,it is easy to ues proxy server in myie2.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The proxy is probably dead.
     
  4. Enyo

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    Search this section for information regarding this topic. Limited though it may be as this is something we do not discuss with ease.

    I do not recommend the use of anonymous proxy servers, most of the proxys are setup and reside on compromised hosts.
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Enyo, what would you recommend as an alternative to an anonymous proxy server?
     
  6. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    I'll PM you to discuss this :)
     
  7. chaos945

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    I recently spotted this device from my local supplier, it claims to hide your IP through connections made. Althought without a proxy I don't see how it could possibly stop websites from getting atleast some of your personal information.

    Check it out for yourself HERE

    FAQ
     
  8. Enyo

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    Its just a firewall device, it does not "hide" the IP address it just stealths the systems behind it.
     
  9. Pastorn

    Pastorn Guest

    No they're not, just stay away from those located in C.I.@-Land and their friends. Never the less... Enyo is right, all proxy-servers should be treated with care. There isn't one ISP in the western hemisphere that wouldn't close down a user for using other's network and bandwidth without permission.
     
  10. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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  11. Enyo

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    No most of them are not compromised hosts?

    I find the vast majority are if you look at them closely (You can play spot the MX record for most of them)

    No network admin would run a legitimate anonymous proxy.

    Elroy, the various sites that offer it pretty much stick, even the premium services :)