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Help with proxy software

by NeoGearX / April 12, 2006 6:57 PM PDT

Does anyone know of a good proxy program that can route all my internet connections to a proxy of my choosing? I am looking to do this because I?m am having problems connecting to a specific server however when i try to connect though a browser to that server with the proxy option enabled it loads without problems (with the browser proxy off the site does not load), however that option only routes my browser traffic and i need my software to be routed as well (and obviously, the software that im using does not have a built in proxy setting.)

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Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 12, 2006 9:50 PM PDT

"LocalProxy builds a configuration for the user and dynamically adjusts to using the fastest strategies and proxies available to it."
http://freshmeat.net/projects/proxytools/

No offer of support is implied.

Bob

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What are the limitations to using a free proxy tool?
by DUKESofHAZZARD / April 13, 2006 6:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Link only.

When do they work well and when do they not work at all?

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(NT) (NT) Yes!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 13, 2006 11:10 PM PDT
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Varies...
by John.Wilkinson / April 14, 2006 2:16 AM PDT

That varies based on the program you're using. The most common limitation of free proxy applications is that they are software only...they don't include a list of proxies and port numbers, which means you must find them and add them to your list yourself. Then, when they shut down (the list can change completely on a daily basis), you must find a new set. With most paid programs, on the other hand, the lists will automatically be acquired for you, and updated as the proxy servers go online and off. In addition, some companies may have their own proxy servers for use by their customers (granted access using the purchased software)...that's usually faster and faster than using John Doe's connection. (Remember, all traffic then goes through the proxy, so the host could record all traffic without your knowledge. That's why public proxy servers hosted by unknown individuals isn't always a good idea. You should never use them for bank transactions or other private info.)

Hope this helps,
John

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