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Old December 23rd 17, 04:47 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Chaya Eve
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis on usable!)

Q: What is a *usable* free proxy site that you *know* is usable?
(Emphasis on the two highlighted words above: You know it's usable.)

Aside from marketing tricks to get you to purchase something, and aside
from Tor/Opera (neither of which is a "proxy" per se) ... please respond
only if you happen to *use* the proxy you recommend, where I ask...

Q: What is a usable free proxy site that you *know* is usable?

HINT: You know there's a problem with too much data (most of which is
useless in the end) when there is no "top 5" or "top 10" but where the
number starts at the "top 110 free proxy servers".

Mosts are mere useless lists, just like the "free open nntp servers" lists
are.

So this question has the emphasis on two factors:
You (a) *know* that this proxy server is (b) *usable*.

Thanks (in advance) for helping everyone with your response!

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Before you tell me it's easy to find a good one, you should see what a
search reveals - they are just lists of lists - where nobody has the time
to test them out - so I only ask someone who *already* has a good *usable*
free proxy server to recommend.

http://www.idcloak.com/proxylist/fre...vers-list.html
https://www.proxynova.com/proxy-server-list/country-us/
https://nordvpn.com/free-proxy-list/
http://www.publicproxyservers.com
http://www.proxy4free.com/list/webproxy1.html
https://www.alltechbuzz.net/top-best...-servers-2016/
http://www.proxy4free.com
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Old December 23rd 17, 05:03 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Mr. Man-wai Chang
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis onusable!)

On 23/12/2017 11:47 PM, Chaya Eve wrote:
Q: What is a *usable* free proxy site that you *know* is usable?
(Emphasis on the two highlighted words above: You know it's usable.)
...


Careful! A proxy server is a man in the middle.

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Old December 23rd 17, 05:16 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Chaya Eve
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis on usable!)

On Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:03:32 +0800, "Mr. Man-wai Chang"
wrote:

Careful! A proxy server is a man in the middle.


We know what a proxy server is.

Everything is a man in the middle (in some fashion). It just is.
This isn't at all a question of "what" a proxy server is anyway.

It's a question that is akin to the kind of question when someone asks for
a good free public VPN server or a good free public nntp server.

What you often get as answers is *useless* bull****.
1. You often get lists of lists of lists of lists of lists.
2. You often get sales advertisements to "buy" the "real" server.
3. You often get a server that works but it's barely usable.

Free proxy server responses always devolve to one of those three useless
answers. Your answer didn't help either (although you meant well).

I'm not asking anyone to do my research for me - I'm asking for someone who
has *already* done the research to just let us know what free public proxy
service they have found *usable* for them.

Simple question. Needs only a one-line answer:
Q: What is a *usable* free proxy site that you *know* is usable?
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Old December 23rd 17, 05:46 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Mr. Man-wai Chang
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis onusable!)

On 24/12/2017 12:16 AM, Chaya Eve wrote:

Simple question. Needs only a one-line answer:
Q: What is a *usable* free proxy site that you *know* is usable?


My answer is don't use them, don't login with them.

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Old December 23rd 17, 08:59 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis on usable!)

On Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:47:11 +0000 (UTC), Chaya Eve
wrote:

Q: What is a *usable* free proxy site that you *know* is usable?
(Emphasis on the two highlighted words above: You know it's usable.)


I`m using Freedome VPN and Surfeasy (free and paid version included
with Opera) and can recommend them. Freedom VPN seems to be faster on
my Android. But on the Window PC I already have another, private VPN
running (Hamachi) so Freedome VPN was not an option and I chose the
paid version of Surfeasy for Opera as an add-on.

HTH

M.
  #6  
Old December 24th 17, 04:49 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Chaya Eve
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis on usable!)

On Sat, 23 Dec 2017 20:59:20 +0100, Michael Logies
wrote:

I`m using Freedome VPN and Surfeasy (free and paid version included
with Opera) and can recommend them.


VPN is completely different from a proxy, so the Freedom VPN isn't going to
answer the question, and I agree that the Opera proxy is usable - but as
stated in the OP - the Opera proxy only works with one browser.

The quest is to find a free proxy that works outside of the Opera browser.

Does anyone know of a usable free proxy that works for all browsers?
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Old December 24th 17, 04:52 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Chaya Eve
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis on usable!)

On Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:46:16 +0800, "Mr. Man-wai Chang"
wrote:

My answer is don't use them, don't login with them.


That's not an answer to the question though.

I already use Tor, and I already use VPN, and I already use the Opera
pseudo-vpn which is really just a proxy, where all I'm asking is if anyone
has any experience with a usable free proxy that works with any browser.

Does anyone know of a usable free proxy that works for all browsers?
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Old December 24th 17, 08:35 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Michael Logies
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis on usable!)

On Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:47:11 +0000 (UTC), Chaya Eve
wrote:

HINT: You know there's a problem with too much data (most of which is
useless in the end) when there is no "top 5" or "top 10".


I googled for "free web proxy" (with quotation marks):

https://www.lifewire.com/free-anonym...servers-818058
9 Best Free Anonymous Proxy Servers
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Old December 24th 17, 01:31 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Mr. Man-wai Chang
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis onusable!)

On 24/12/2017 11:52 AM, Chaya Eve wrote:

That's not an answer to the question though.


Just don't trust man or machine in the middle, Master! Of course, it's
usually man to build machines.

I already use Tor, and I already use VPN, and I already use the Opera
pseudo-vpn which is really just a proxy, where all I'm asking is if anyone
has any experience with a usable free proxy that works with any browser.


Both Tor and proxy servers are machines in the middle, Master!

Does anyone know of a usable free proxy that works for all browsers?


Forget about them. Turn off your e-gadgets and e-toys, Master! Meow...

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Old December 24th 17, 04:03 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Chaya Eve
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis on usable!)

He who is Mr. Man-wai Chang said on Sun, 24 Dec 2017 20:31:08 +0800:

That's not an answer to the question though.


Just don't trust man or machine in the middle, Master! Of course, it's
usually man to build machines.


The on-topic question is:
Q: What free proxy have you found to be most usable in your experience?

We get your point about man-in-the-middle attacks. We really do.

While you're (probably) meaning well, we all *know* that the man in the
middle attack is in *all* Internet actions. Every single one.

You have to gauge your threat. If you're running from a Mexican drug lord,
or the Mafia, or a Russian criminal organization, or any of a host of state
sponsored adversaries - you're as good as dead on the Internet.

We know that.
You telling us that isn't helpful after your first post.

It's like telling a parent that they're going to have to change diapers
when they have a baby. They know that. Why do you incessantly repeat what
everyone already knows?

It's like I'm asking what vaccines to give a baby and you keep repeating
that I have to change diapers on the baby. You're not being helpful.

The question you clearly don't know the answer to. That's fine.
You clearly know about man-in-the-middle attacks. That's fine.

Now can we please get back to the question?

Q: What free proxy have you found to be most usable in your experience?

I already use Tor, and I already use VPN, and I already use the Opera
pseudo-vpn which is really just a proxy, where all I'm asking is if anyone
has any experience with a usable free proxy that works with any browser.


Both Tor and proxy servers are machines in the middle, Master!


Holy cow. Are you insane? We *know* everything you say.

It's like I ask what's the best diaper for my baby and you tell me that all
babies have to drink milk.

What is wrong with you?
Are you just trying to chalk up your Internet-post record?

The question is:
Q: What free proxy have you found to be most usable in your experience?

Do you really not comprehend that question?

Does anyone know of a usable free proxy that works for all browsers?


Forget about them. Turn off your e-gadgets and e-toys, Master! Meow...


There is something wrong with you in that you're no longer helpful by
telling us what we knew decades ago.

It's like I'm asking what's a good rental car and then repeatedly warn that
cars have tires which can go flat.

If you have no answer to the question below, please do not respond:
Q: What free proxy have you found to be most usable in your experience?
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Old December 24th 17, 04:03 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Chaya Eve
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On Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:35:16 +0100, Michael Logies
wrote:

HINT: You know there's a problem with too much data (most of which is
useless in the end) when there is no "top 5" or "top 10".


I googled for "free web proxy" (with quotation marks):

https://www.lifewire.com/free-anonym...servers-818058
9 Best Free Anonymous Proxy Servers


Thanks for that link.

I think I made a mistake in not knowing that I needed to explain that there
are two kinds of proxies, only one of which I'm seeking:
1. The kind which is a web page portal that you manually visit, and,
2. The kind that is set up in the browser for permanent use on all URLs.

I am seeking the second type (i.e., a browser "configuration") proxy) and
not the first type (i.e., a specific single-use web page entry form type of
proxy).

Looking at that link specifically, all seem to not be the type I want.
https://www.lifewire.com/free-anonymous-web-proxy-servers-818058

The article lists the following paste-url-based free proxies:
https://hidester.com/proxy/
https://hide.me/en/proxy
https://www.proxysite.com
http://kproxy.com/
https://www.vpnbook.com/webproxy
https://zend2.com
https://whoer.net/webproxy
https://www.megaproxy.com/freesurf/
http://anonymouse.org/anonwww.html

So I realize now that my question wasn't specific enough in that what I'm
seeking is a proxy setup and not a proxy form.

The setup would mean that, for that specific browser, *all* URLs would go
through the proxy (much like how Tor Browser Bundle works for all URLs but
without the onion routing and most like how the Opera VPN-proxy works for
all URLs).
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Old December 24th 17, 04:33 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Chaya Eve wrote:

Now can we please get back to the question?


Maybe the question should be "why do you expect a free, usable web proxy
to be available?"

For every person willing to open a proxy there must be thousands such as
yourself looking to eat up the bandwidth and power of the proxy server,
or put it on a list so that others can do the same.


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Old December 24th 17, 04:37 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Mr. Man-wai Chang
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Default [OT] Beware of man or machine in the middle

On 24/12/2017 11:03 PM, Chaya Eve wrote:
....
The on-topic question is:
Q: What free proxy have you found to be most usable in your experience?

We get your point about man-in-the-middle attacks. We really do.

While you're (probably) meaning well, we all *know* that the man in the
middle attack is in *all* Internet actions. Every single one.

You have to gauge your threat. If you're running from a Mexican drug lord,
or the Mafia, or a Russian criminal organization, or any of a host of state
sponsored adversaries - you're as good as dead on the Internet.

We know that.
You telling us that isn't helpful after your first post.

It's like telling a parent that they're going to have to change diapers
when they have a baby. They know that. Why do you incessantly repeat what
everyone already knows?

It's like I'm asking what vaccines to give a baby and you keep repeating
that I have to change diapers on the baby. You're not being helpful.

The question you clearly don't know the answer to. That's fine.
You clearly know about man-in-the-middle attacks. That's fine.

Now can we please get back to the question?

Q: What free proxy have you found to be most usable in your experience?
....
Holy cow. Are you insane? We *know* everything you say.

It's like I ask what's the best diaper for my baby and you tell me that all
babies have to drink milk.

What is wrong with you?
Are you just trying to chalk up your Internet-post record?

The question is:
Q: What free proxy have you found to be most usable in your experience?

Do you really not comprehend that question?
....
There is something wrong with you in that you're no longer helpful by
telling us what we knew decades ago.

It's like I'm asking what's a good rental car and then repeatedly warn that
cars have tires which can go flat.

If you have no answer to the question below, please do not respond:
Q: What free proxy have you found to be most usable in your experience?


Well then I cannot answer your question. I do NOT study about nor
research things that I just cannot trust or understand. I can only warn
you about machine in the middle. My apology, Master!


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Old December 24th 17, 05:03 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Sun, 24 Dec 2017 15:03:07 +0000 (UTC), Chaya Eve
wrote:

2. The kind that is set up in the browser for permanent use on all URLs.


Two more lists:
http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-web-proxy
The best free web proxy 2017
By Cat Ellis June 14, 2017 Software

https://securitygladiators.com/10-be...e-web-proxies/
10 Best Free Web Proxies for Safe and Anonymous Surfing
Top 10 Proxies
Updated June 2016!

But they all seem to offer only a web page for access, no proxy
configuration data for your web browser.

Perhaps you are asking for the impossible, because there is no
business model for what you are looking for. Proxies need a lot of
bandwith and have to obey to law, both is expensive.

Offering a proxy over a web page makes ads possible. And selling VPN
services is a business, too. Offering a free web proxy with
configuration data makes no sense - who should pay for it?

Regards

M.

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Old December 25th 17, 02:41 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:47:11 +0000 (UTC), Chaya Eve wrote:
Q: What is a *usable* free proxy site that you *know* is usable?
(Emphasis on the two highlighted words above: You know it's usable.)

Aside from marketing tricks to get you to purchase something, and aside
from Tor/Opera (neither of which is a "proxy" per se) ... please respond
only if you happen to *use* the proxy you recommend, where I ask...

Q: What is a usable free proxy site that you *know* is usable?

HINT: You know there's a problem with too much data (most of which is
useless in the end) when there is no "top 5" or "top 10" but where the
number starts at the "top 110 free proxy servers".

Mosts are mere useless lists, just like the "free open nntp servers" lists
are.

So this question has the emphasis on two factors:
You (a) *know* that this proxy server is (b) *usable*.

Thanks (in advance) for helping everyone with your response!

[snip]

Since you ask for a free proxy *site*, which mean web based proxy (i.e. web
proxy), I'd say none which are reliable.

For non web proxy, I use Tor, I2P, and Toonel. I2P is similar to Tor with
more functionalities. Toonel is similar to common proxy servers and it's
designed for mobile use, so it's not fast but more reliable than standard
free proxy servers.

Those free standrad proxy servers listed on the net aren't reliable either.
They come and go pretty quickly and most of their speed is unstable.
 




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