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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Things to Look For in a Proxy

You are looking for proxies to gain access to those websites blocked in your campus etc. The proxy you choose to surf should allow access to those websites you want. This is an essential feature you have to look, when you search for a proxy. If you are looking for access to messengers, you should search for proxies, which allow you access to messengers from their website. This is possible with the increasing number of proxies on the internet. Popular proxies allow access to most of the common file types, without any restriction.

The proxy you choose to surf the internet should hide your ip address. Whenever you type a URL, several information including your ip address, browser type etc. will be sent to the server. The proxy website should hide your ip address as well as server URL to fool the proxy server. Now when you surf the internet from a proxy, your proxy server will understand that you are browsing a single website. This way you can browse all blocked websites without a problem.

Network managers are also aware of proxies and all popular proxies are blocked. Usage statistics will reveal the use of a specific website and so, out of suspicion, your network manager may block the proxy website you are using. You don’t have to worry as there are hundreds of proxy websites across the internet. You can find a new proxy everyday and gain access to all websites you want to view even though they are blocked.

Those who give a free proxy website make money with advertisements. Whenever you open a proxy website, you can see many advertisements. If you want advertisement-free surfing, you should pay for subscription. Maximum anonymity and much more features are available for paid members, but you can still surf the internet from the proxy without paying anything.

Cookies are essential elements present in your computer, but they disclose all private information. A proxy should be capable of filtering these cookies. Even though complete filtration of private information is not possible, intelligent proxies encode cookies making them unreadable by the proxy server. Your privacy is protected when you use such proxies. Filtering and blocking scripts are important features to look for in a proxy, if you are going to use proxy for anonymous surfing. Harmful scripts, which attack your computer are blocked by the proxy ensuring safe and secure surfing.

Speed of surfing should not be compromised when you use proxy for surfing the internet. This is an important feature you should look for in any proxy you choose. When you search the proxy listings, you can find many such sites offering unblocked access. Choose wisely and enjoy the power of the internet without any limits.

 

Proxy Servers Types

Free proxies

The idea was implemented for the first time in the period when distributed systems were still a novelty, and they were used as a tool that would decrease their complexity and make them simpler. Nowadays most servers are connected with the web and enable you to browse the web easily.

There are few different kinds of proxies and each of them serves a different purpose. Most of them are only sub-types of the forward type. The forward proxy is the most commonly used one and it does submit the requests from a network to the internet source.

The most popular forward proxy types are, the free proxies. These servers are available to anyone that has a valid internet connection and there are millions such servers on the internet. If the user doesn’t want to reveal his/her identity, i.e. the IP address, they will use a free proxy when surfing the internet.

Reverse proxy

The reverse proxies. These servers are often called surrogates. This server does seem like a regular server to the visitors. They send the requests of the visitors to the sources. Afterwards, the responses are sent as they are from the proxy server and not from the source.

These servers are usually placed near web servers, and all of the requests that are supposed to come to those servers go through the web proxies. The term ‘reverse’ is used as an opposition to forward, because the reverse server is much closer to the web server and it is responsible only for one or few web servers.

These proxies can serve more purposes, and they are often used to accelerate the encryption. In order to be able to encrypt a website, the web proxy server must have a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). It can also be used as a balance for the load which is sent to more than one web server.

Performance enhancing proxies

Another way to enhance your internet security is through the use of performance enhancing proxies. This is designed to be able to deal with exact issues and problems that links might cause. It is commonly used to ensure a better performance of the TCP.

A Proxy and a Proxy Server

Proxy and proxy server are two terms used by intermediate internet users. A proxy refers to a website, which can be used to blocked information. In other words, without any limits, you can get access to any information over the internet with the use of proxy websites. These proxy websites are simply called as proxies. Proxy server is an intermediate server, which handles data sharing between a client and a server. Any data shared between the client and the server should pass proxy servers. Proxy websites are designed to fool proxy servers.

Almost all offices and educational institutions install a proxy server, which acts as a firewall. Internet connection to various computers within the building is provided only through the proxy server. Every piece of information, which passes through the proxy server, is logged. This way, the officials can control the internet access of their subordinates or students. A firewall is installed within a proxy server, which restricts access to many websites. In most of the cases, many known entertainment and adult websites are blocked by proxy servers.

Proxies are designed to get access to any website of the user’s choice without getting caught by the proxy server. When you use a proxy website, your identity is concealed and the website, which you want to access, is also hidden. These proxy websites are allowed by proxy servers and you can get any information you wish. You can access many blocked websites from your office or school using proxy websites.

Proxy servers are used to control internet access in the workplace. Apart from blocking websites, proxy servers are used to provide a safe and secure browsing environment. All information passing via proxy servers can be analyzed before they reach any terminal. This feature is used to block spyware and other viruses from affecting a user’s computer too. To enhance network security and access control, proxy servers are used. When the network connects a huge number of computers, use of proxy servers becomes essential to have a centralized access to the internet.

A proxy hides your identity and lets you surf the internet without revealing your IP address. Proxies are now used by many users, who wish to conceal their identity and escape from invaders. Anonymous browsing is now possible with the use of proxies. Proxies for social networking sites are now found all over the internet because people want to use social networking sites when they are at work. While the topic of using proxy to overrule access control is a controversial point, you can use these proxies as long as your proxy server identifies and blocks proxies.

 

Know more About Proxy

A proxy server is a kind of buffer between your computer and the Internet resources you are accessing. The data you request come to the proxy first, and only then it transmits the data to you.

If you access this website directly with your computer, unscrupulous people can wreak havoc on your pc and have a field day with your personal information. They can install programs that you never intended to download, track your IP address, spy on your surfing habits (and begin to bombard you with junk email, solicitations, and all forms of nasty spam), and even monitor your computer activities to better target you with their schemes. A Proxy can spare you from this. Once you are connected to the Proxy, your IP address is hidden. This is called “anonymous surfing” and by surfing in this manner, you can rest assured that all of your information, surfing habits, and IP address are untraceable.

There are different types of Proxies and they all have different functions and capabilities. As mentioned above, you can download and install a Proxy program that connects you to another computer’s port. This is referred to as: Proxy Software.

Another type of Proxy is the Web Based Proxy. These are by far the most common and popular. To use a Web Based Proxy, you do not need to download or install additional software or applications. Simply visit the website and enter the URL that you would like to view. By using this type of Proxy, you will bypass a direct connection with the intended website and view the site under the Web Based Proxies IP address. Some of the advantages of using Web Based Proxies include: the ability to surf the web by turning off certain applications, remove cookies, remove scripts, and disable banners and ads. Many people agree that Web Based Proxies are the easiest and most effective to use. There are however problems with Web Based Proxies as well. To start, if you are using a web based proxy to bypass security, the security system will eventually crawl into your history and block the actual proxy website. Although no one will ever know what websites you actually surfed through it, it will be blocked from further use. In addition, you may not surf secure web pages through the proxy. Secure pages realize that you are surfing through a proxy and simply do not let you enter.

Open Proxies are Proxy Servers that have been left open to the public. An open proxy is different from a web based proxy in that you receive just an IP Address which you have to enter into your browsers settings. If you are looking to use a proxy to bypass network security, you are out of luck. Security programs (mainly those that are installed in school and work networks) block you from adjusting your browsers settings. Using an open proxy is less secure than using a web based proxy, but it does give you more freedom. Open proxies are generally used internationally for illegal activity while web based proxies are used for bypassing network security software. Using an open proxy also has risks. Those who intend to track the activities of Internet surfers may leave a Proxy open intentionally. The problem occurs because you have no idea who left the Proxy open, or why they did. Government officials often leave Open Proxies as traps for people using them for illegal activities.The simplest way to tell if a Proxy is open or closed is whether or not you connect to the Proxy through one IP address or several. Also, look for proxies that require a username and password to ensure that they are closed.

Proxies offer many benefits. For those who wish to surf the web without fearing that their steps are being monitored, watched, or that their privacy is being infringed upon, Proxies are an essential tool in providing that security and subsequent peace of mind. Using a proxy is a great way to make sure that you are surfing with the security and anonymity that you require.To sum up, proxies are the “middle man” between you and your destination. Open Proxies are not very secure but are more convenient and give more freedom than web based proxies do. A Web Based Proxy is a proxy installed on a website. Although it may be less convenient surfing through another website, it is more secure and practical. Generally, open proxies are used internationally to perform illegally activity or to mask ones IP to one from the United States. Web Based Proxies are used to unblock websites through school and work computers.