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    * Web Based Proxies *

    This can be found at http://digitalzen.org/tutorials/web-based-proxies.html as of 111-29-03

    • Tutorial: Web Based Proxies

    ---What is A Web Based Proxy---
    First of all, let’s start out by defining what a proxy is. A proxy is a machine that is between an originating machine and a destination machine. As you (hopefully) already know, each and every machine on the web has its own unique IP (Internet Protocol) address, which is assigned by the ISP (Internet Service Provider). So, when someone is using a web based proxy, they are the origin. By using a proxy the user will mask their IP from sites that they are visiting, and thereby provide themselves with anonymity. Some proxies cache web pages, thereby increasing load speeds as the page is not downloaded every time it is viewed (they usually update at regular intervals).

    Example:

    <User >---------------<Proxy>----------------<Destination>
    <User’s IP>----------<Proxy’s IP>---------<Destination’s Logs>

    As the above indicates, the destination will not see the user’s IP as the proxy machine is the machine logging into the destination, not the user’s machine.

    ---Authenticating A Proxy---
    Many of the proxies a user will come across will be outdated and dead. Thus, one needs to be able to bypass all the ‘dead’ proxies in order to save time. A program that is very useful for this is MultiProxy™.
    Using MultiProxy a user can import a *.txt list of proxies that has been created and then proceed to “Check All Proxies” via the application. Once MultiProxy has completed its check, the user can delete all non-responding proxies, then export the revised proxy list out to a *.txt file to save for a backup if so desired. The remaining proxies should all have green circles next to them, thus indicating a functioning proxy. There is much more to this program, and perhaps I will write a future article on its finer functions.

    ---Using a Proxy---
    Most applications that access the internet will have an option to use a proxy somewhere. Once you find it the rest is fairly self explanatory. The proxy’s address goes in the ‘Address’ bar and the port number goes in the ‘Port’ bar.
    When finding proxies on the web, most will be displayed in a manner similar to this:
    ---------IP--------Port--
    123.456.789.100:8080
    And this is how it should appear in the application’s options:
    Address: 123.456.789.100
    Port: 8080

    ---How To Tell If A Proxy Is Anonymous---
    Note that not all proxies will facilitate the above. Those proxies are commonly known as “Transparent” proxies. This means that they forward some or all of the user’s information to the destination. When striving for anonymity it is important to ensure that you find proxies that are “Anonymous” or defined as “High Anonymity.” Also remember to test these for yourself. All Net-Tools (http://www.all-nettools.com/tools1.htm) has a proxy checker that will let you know if you are running a transparent proxy or not. Bear in mind, however, that even if no proxy is detected (meaning it’s an anonymous proxy), it may not be totally anonymous. Sites that run Java Scripts can still see through proxies. I am unsure as to how they do this, but when I learn about it I will publish an update.

    ---Chaining Proxies---
    A method that allows for increased security is a technique called “chaining.” In this method there are multiple proxies between a user and a destination.

    Example:

    <User >----------<Proxy One>----------<Proxy Two>-----------<Destination>
    <User’s IP>----<Proxy One’s IP>-----<Proxy Two’s IP>----<Destination’s Logs>

    Proxies can be used in chains that are as short or as long as you would like. The generic syntax for chaining proxies is similar to this:

    Address: 123.456.789.124:80 987.654.321.237
    Port: 8000

    In the above, there are two proxy addresses and two port numbers.
    Proxy one is 123.456.789.124 and the port that it is on is port 80
    Proxy two is 987.654.321.237 and it is on port 8000
    They are separated with a ‘space.’

    That is the most typical manner of importing proxies using windows based GUI applications as far as I have seen.

    Also, when chaining proxies, remember to pay attention to politics as connecting through countries with political tension will decrease the chance that the requesting government can get the logs within any reasonable time, and if they have to trace multiple hops a proxy may have already deleted its logs before they can get them. If this occurs, odds are, it will end their search.

    *Proxy Chaining in Internet Explorer*
    I posted this some time ago on the Blackcode forums (http://www.blackcode.com/). It was posted here (http://www.blackcode.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4187).
    However I will include it in this article.

    HowTo: Proxy Chain In Internet Explorer 6.0.29 -Walkthrough-

    Under Tools/Internet Options/Connections/LAN Settings/Proxy Server
    In the address bar, type <Proxy IP>:<Port> <Proxy IP>:<Port>. Make sure you separate each pair with a space. And remember that the last port in the proxy chain string must go in the port box of the IE proxy settings..

    Say I wanted to use the following IPs:

    Address: 216.148.246.133
    Port: 8000

    Address: 128.32.56.100
    Port: 8000

    Address: 206.105.71.2
    Port: 80

    Here's the method for IE (All versions) and probably Netscape:

    Address: 216.148.246.133:8000 128.32.56.100:8000 206.105.71.2
    Port: 80


    That's all there is to it. By the way, those are real proxies and they're working for me as of 12-06-02 @ 0545 PCT.

    ---Notes---
    -Remember that setting a proxy in your web browser will only affect your web browser, nothing else. Each program that you wish to operate through a proxy must be set up individually.

    -From my experience, a user cannot input the proxy(s) and port(s) directly into the URL address bar. It has to be done through the options (this applies for at least Internet Explorer on Windows XP).

    -Normal proxies and SOCKS proxies are only compatible one way. Thus SOCKS proxies will work where one would input normal proxies, but not vice versa.

    -Many proxies that I have come across limit navigation to within certain sites. Others have filters on “questionable material.” Simply filter through them and find the good ones, don’t waste too much time trying to get one to work. There are plenty more.

    -Remember that laws regarding proxy use vary. Be sure to know the laws for where you are.

    ---Resources---

    Here are a few sites that can get you started.

    MultiProxy: Application and proxy list - http://multiproxy.org

    Stealther: Application - http://stealther.com/

    Blackcode: Proxy list - http://www.blackcode.com/proxy/

    SamAir: Proxy list - http://www.samair.ru/proxy/

    AtomInterSoft: Proxy list - http://www.atomintersoft.com/product...xy/proxy-list/

    Free Public Proxy Server List - http://tools.rosinstrument.com/proxy/

    Stay Invisible: Proxy List - http://www.stayinvisible.com/page1.html

    All Net-Tools: Proxy tester - http://www.all-nettools.com/tools1.htm

    That's it... "in a nutshell."
    I hope it answered any questions you may have, and if not feel free to ask them.

    -Zen
    \"We change by the speed of the choices that we make.\"

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    hi there FallenZen.. good work.. 5 posts 3 tuts.. lol, I'm sure you'll do well at AO..

    you have more than 2500 posts at blackcode.. what made you want to retire ?
    oops.. sorry this would detract from your tutorial.. so excuse the personal question.
    (if you want you can pm me... or not..)

    just was curious enough to try clicking on your "Proxy Chain In Internet Explorer 6.0.29" link and found it to be a 404.. maybe they deleted it on you ? I did find your espańolas version 'tho.
    http://www.blackcode.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=27730

    anyway.. once again.. good job.. nice to have you with us..

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    outstanding!!
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    Wonderful tutorial mate. Great job, and thanks for posting.

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    Ummmmm, is it me or did I read somewhere in the Tutorials sticky that pure cut & paste "tutorials" aren't considered your own work, therefore, don't do it? This is a word for word cut & paste from the link provided. Kinda makes those who actually write their own wonder if they should follow the rules.

    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=244103

    ...2. are copied from another site or another location and aren't there own
    ...
    --TH13

    ***EDIT: LOL, looks like my eye sight is going along with my mind. It appears that I missed the copyright on the site which has Zen's name. OK, I have my flame suit on (TheHorse13 prepares to be hit with the flame throwers).
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    thehorse13 i was going to ream his ass the same way...but it looks like he did write it himself.

    of course now that he's posted it here its now owned by jupmedia and he will go to jail for the rest of his natural life if he trys to post it somewhere else
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    once again, I have to hand it to h3r3tic who seems to read every thread on this place..

    yeah hoss.. (oops, I mean "thehorse" ) the guy is legit..

    Which reminds me of something brought up before..
    Besides the thread that neg has about tut's.. there was a suggestion about having a link to the person's tuts show up as a link under your "tutorials posted " I further think that in the top ten listings on the front page, the links should also point to a search of those tuts..

    edit : ted slipped in there..LOL on the ownership.. and we're all ruining this guy's tut..

    let's all delete our posts.. hehehehehehe...

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    Ted, lol, nah, I don't reem anyone anymore. I leave that work to TheSpecialist.
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    thehorse13,

    He quoted that link on top of the tutorial. It might be his site. Maybe he could enlight this situation himself.

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    Heh.

    *Laughs* It's not hard to cross the gap. FallenZen... DigitalZen... Hm. Yes, the site is mine. I post HTML links so if anyone wants to use the tutorials on their site they can just take the HTML source straight off my site (Since the forum post is bbcoded and you lose the text formatting when you copy/paste into some text editors).

    Read on http://www.digitalzen.org and you'll find me signing the bottom of the update. All of my tutorials are there - I just haven't posted them all yet. I may write a new one in the near future as well. I'm a web-devver so other than this tutorial all of my others are on HTML/Javascript/CSS etc...

    Thanks for the feedback folks. It's good to know what people think or if they have comments for improvement.

    -Zen
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