View Full Version : Proxies

August 10th, 2004, 4:49 PM
How the heck do I use a proxy? I read a short FAQ about them but I can't figure out a proxy's "Address". And what's all this stuff about "Secure", "FTP", and "Gopher" when I put the proxies in?

August 11th, 2004, 5:41 PM
A proxy is a middle step between your computer and the internet at large.
Quite a few ISP's run a transparent proxy on port 80, so they can build a cache. Next time someone else on the ISP needs that page, it can be retreived from cache, making it much faster.
The context you're talking though, using a proxy to mask your IP address, I don't think that should be open to discussion here.
The potential for abuse far outweighs the benefits of knowledge.

August 12th, 2004, 1:02 PM
Especially on a board that utilizes IP blacklisting. o.o;

August 12th, 2004, 11:11 PM
Best I can offer is this site (http://www.google.com). *shrugs*