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Free Proxy Server

by wtfdop0987 / August 30, 2007 9:28 AM PDT

I didn't know what forum to put this in, so I chose XP. I am looking to hide my IP address from home. I want a free program, and one that I can trust. I don't want to have to type in every web page I want to goto into a box. Any suggestions?

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The problem is that "free".
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2007 11:41 AM PDT
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Here's why. It costs money to run the proxy server so any that are free would exact their toll in other ways such as spyware or outright identity theft.

Let's just say there is no free lunch.


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by Jackson Douglas / August 30, 2007 11:57 AM PDT
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As Bob said, it costs money for someone else to run a proxy server, so very few free ones are left... And if you were to run one on your own system, it wouldn't be able to do much about hiding your IP address.

I do believe there's a Tor extension for Firefox however. Tor being a largely anonymous P2P network that can be used for things like web browsing (since web pages are really just files like anything else). It would still be possible for people to track activity back to you, but it would make the task considerably more difficult using something like Tor.

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