Decent Web proxies?

By Techno Viking ยท 5 replies
Dec 12, 2011
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  1. Is there such a thing as proxies that are superior to others? If so which ones?
    This is most likely in the wrong section, but I wasn't sure where to put it xD
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    what kind of proxy are you looking for and what platform will it run?
     
  3. Techno Viking

    Techno Viking TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Well I'm really not sure, I am new to proxies and I guess I would use it here on my PC.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    ok but
    What do you want to use it for?
     
  5. Techno Viking

    Techno Viking TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Well nothing in particular, but I guess I would like it mainly for privacy and such.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    Let's review your setup; the wiring looks something like
    A proxy would run on one of your systems and have a LAN address.
    However, the ISP gives your modem a public IP address and that is used to get
    all replies back to you; whether you have one or more systems, the public address is always 'visible'.

    A proxy will not hide you or give you any greater degree of privacy.
    The normal use of proxies is to
    • log traffic
    • filter incoming trasactions
    • to control the Internet access of LAN (or company) users
    Your goal would be better served by googling the subject anonymous browsing
     

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