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Invisiblelongbong
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    #347414 - 06/23/01 03:54 PM (17 years, 2 days ago)

I've read the posts on setting up proxies and have tried this but when I went to a website to test if my IP number could be traced it came up with it straight away - is this normal? Is there any way to prevent tracking of IP numbers?

On a seperate point, most IPs don't keep track of what websites their users have logged onto because they would have far too much data - so is there really any point in setting up proxies in the first place?



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Re: proxies [Re: longbong]
    #347474 - 06/23/01 05:31 PM (17 years, 2 days ago)

Have you truned off Java? How have you configured the proxies? It would be hard to tell why its not working without seeing your machine. In the UK at least, ISPs have to keep records for 30 days, which is long enough to provide the police with evidence without being to much to store.



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Re: proxies [Re: mm.]
    #347759 - 06/24/01 05:59 AM (17 years, 1 day ago)

If they keep these records in the UK - do they actually ever look through them or get a program to scan for web addresses with the words hash, etc. in them?

It is set up through the LAN settings in internet explorer 5.
The box for utomatic configuration script is on with this http://www.any-proxy.domain/proxy.pac

and 1 proxy: cache01.pathcom.com on port 8080





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Re: proxies [Re: longbong]
    #348290 - 06/25/01 01:16 AM (17 years, 1 day ago)

Well, first off, logging IP addresses isn't a big deal. What I mean is most websites no matter how big they are, log IP's so that they can use the information for marketing purposes. A log file can be big, but for many websites its one of the most effective ways to determine the demographics of their site.

So please don't think that, "...most IPs don't keep track of what websites their users have logged onto because they would have far too much data - so is there really any point in setting up proxies in the first place?"

As for scanning IP address....yes, its done. The UK is a very big hot spot for things like this. Some people think the US is bad, the UK is a place that has very little privacy laws. Many ground breaking exploits happen in the UK becuase their government does alot to track their citizens internet use.

And yes, many ISP (even here in the USA) keep their log files for AT LEAST 30 days. Its just part of their S.O.P. - Standard Operational Protocol. Company policy basically:)

One last thing, proxy servers go up and down all the time. The ones I listed in that post may be down or not working. Many times you need to find a new proxy server. Remember, most proxy servers are free so it doesn't matter if they stay up or not.

Try looking for some new proxy servers to hook up to:)

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Re: proxies [Re: Lana]
    #348565 - 06/25/01 12:54 PM (17 years, 14 hours ago)

OK that's fair enough and obviously it's better to be safe than sorry and therefore set up a proxy/multiple ones.....but what are the chances of your ISP telling police, etc. that you've been looking at this internet site for example and surely nothing can be done about it anyway - you're free to look at this site even if you're not doing anything wrong surely?!

I have also tried to set up proxies following the examples on this security index and each time I test it my IP shows up. JAVA AND JAVASCRIPT are off - anyone got a proxy that they know works?

Edited by longbong on 06/25/01 01:33 PM.



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