May 14th, 2002, 01:02 PM
detecting IP address behind proxy
can anybody tell me , how can yahoo chat detect the IP and the computer name behind a proxy???
if i have a firewall install ,still it can detect the ip and the computer name
May 14th, 2002, 06:58 PM
hmmmmm a firewall and a proxy are 2 completely different things...
are you behind a proxy & a firewall or have you mistaken a proxy for a firewall?
a proxy acts like a messanger between you and the ip u wish to connect to
you -your request-> proxy server - your request -> yahoo chat
yahoo chat -their reply -> proxy server -their reply-> you
so the only ip they will get is the proxy servers ip
but if you have a firewall installed yahoo still connects to you but the firewall blocks traffic on certain ports so unauthorised progs cannot connect to the net nor can pep connect to you through open ports (ie: if you had sub7 on your computer the kiddiot still couldn't connect to it as its port (1243 or 27374 I think is the new one) would be blocked by the firewall
hope that helps oh and just a minor thing perhaps next time this question would be better posted in newbie questions - it will get alot better response than in the web-development forum
May 14th, 2002, 08:42 PM