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E. G.    Posted 06-11-2004 at 11:06:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
is easy, not that i ever would but it makes for some good reading and i try to learn something
new everyday.


Salmoneye    Posted 06-11-2004 at 11:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Proxies are nothing new, and you don't need to spend money for that piece'o'junk one...

Lots of free info and software for using proxies all over the net...Just have to look...

Salmoneye,

Anyone on AOL doesn't need one anyway, as all AOL numbers are 'proxies' to begin with...


E. G.    Posted 06-11-2004 at 12:33:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry salmoneye your going way over my head,
i am learning all this on the job, can you point
me in the right direction? proxies? you should see
the dazed and confused look on my face!LOL!


LOL    Posted 06-11-2004 at 12:55:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry...

The 'software' that you linked to is a 'for pay' little program that will link you through what are known as 'proxy servers'...Some are 'public' and others like those owned by AOL are 'private'...

What this means is that you can connect 'through' someone elses computer so that when you surf around the net your IP numbers are somewhat hidden...The IP nubers are the identifying set of numbers that tell the world where you are connecting from...Yours are: 208.16.132.169 ...They tell me that you are using a network through:

OrgName: BIXBY TELEPHONE COMPANY
OrgID: BIXBYT
Address: 6 E. Breckenridge P.O. Box 98
City: Bixby
StateProv: OK
PostalCode: 74008
Country: US

If you were out on the net causing trouble (as in threatening people or starting viruses) the FBI could follow back to the company and then the phoneline or cable server that you connect through...By using a proxy, you can 'step-back' one level to somewhat hide your true location/IP...If you learn enough you can connect from proxy to proxy and on and on to make it look like you are here when you are there...There are even methods for changing IP numbers known as 'spoofing'...Not only going through a proxy, but actually changing the numbers...But TPTB have ways around that too (The Powers That Be)...

Lots of info about proxies, spoofing phreaking, and on and on...Just have to look...

Salmoneye

PS.....All AOL users go through proxies in VA...That is why we have people here that post using the same numbers on occasion as they going through the same servers...Very hard to ban an AOL IP without banning a dozen other people that you do not want to...



rhouston    Posted 06-11-2004 at 12:50:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
a Proxy server handles your internet requests for you. what happens is all you internet traffic is sent to the proxy server. The proxy server then sends your internet requests out to the proper destination using it's own IP address instead of yours. the replies from the internet are sent to the proxy server which then forwards them back to your PC. I can demonstrate this in the next post.

If you look at the post under my handle you will see that becasue we use Natural address translation NAT on our router you actually see my router address of 65.161.97.25 look at my next post


rhouston    Posted 06-11-2004 at 12:52:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
nest post


rhouston    Posted 06-11-2004 at 12:55:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
now you see a address of 68.65.2.235 that is the address of our proxy server which uses an adelphia connection. you should also note that neither of the two addresses is my actual ip address of my machine which is 129.152.78.67 which actually belong to another oragnization, but due to someones mistake early in the setup of our network that's what we use. it is also one reason why we use NAT and a proxy server.


Excellent demonstration..    Posted 06-11-2004 at 12:58:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was going to connect through Sweden just for effect, but you done good LOL

Salmoneye,


E. G.    Posted 06-11-2004 at 13:31:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks guys! you guys are good, i new about
the ip # but after that i am lost, it looks like
with a couple of more comands you could be in my
living room, i am 11 miles south of bixby. aint technology great. i`ll do
some looking around like you guys have suggested
and do a little reading. thanks E.G.


SusanMo    Posted 06-11-2004 at 11:09:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
learn something new everyday


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