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A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis on usable!)



 
 
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Old December 29th 17, 04:24 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Andy Burns[_6_]
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis onusable!)

Chaya Eve wrote:

This thread will be successfully answered if a single free configuration
proxy even exists on the net.


Squid is another piece of proxy server software, here's a list of public
servers using it

https://squidproxyserver.com

I haven't tried any of them, so don't know if they're considered usable
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Old December 29th 17, 09:57 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 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:24:24 +0000, Andy Burns wrote:

This thread will be successfully answered if a single free configuration
proxy even exists on the net.


Squid is another piece of proxy server software, here's a list of public
servers using it

https://squidproxyserver.com

I haven't tried any of them, so don't know if they're considered usable


Thanks Andy for the suggestion of "squid proxy server", as I knew my
question was a difficult one, and I learned (after I started the thread)
that most people don't even understand the question.

Most who do are using "web portal" proxies and not what we're calling
"configuration proxies".

Absolutely none, save for the one who "claimed" to be using them easily,
are using what we call "configuration proxies".

Hence, it's easy to discount the claims of "diesel" and just move on
assuming nobody here has a "configuration proxy" working yet.

That's ok - as I never expect the answer to my questions to be known by any
other than actual experts and certainly never by people who don't
understand the questions asked.

Looking at your helpful suggestion...

The web page for https://squidproxyserver.com is interesting in that their
claim for fame appears to be that they cache frequently used web pages for
speed reasons.

They argue you gain speed using a Squid Proxy because you only have to
traverse from you to the squid proxy after the first time.

They seem to be targeting VPN and SSH users, which is strange since every
user should benefit from having a local web cache, don't you think?

I'm not sure how to "set it up" as a configuration proxy though, but here's
the United States data:
IP = 67.205.162.180
SquidPort = 80, 3128
Protocol = HTTP SSH, VPN
Server = United States
Location = United States
Proxy Provider = MyTunneling

I'm guessing at the moment that the "cache" is stored on that server
67.205.162.180 - but the Wikipedia seems to infer the cache is stored on
your local network (so I'm still a bit confused).

However, this whole "squid proxy" concept is completely new to me, so I
appreciate that you brought it up. This post is just a "thank you" for
bringing it up, because I need to see what it is and what it does.

From my first skim of Wikipedia shows it is a "configuration proxy" of
sorts ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squid_(software)

This is the caching server part:
1. You install a squid proxy server on your local desktop
2. You configure your web browser to use this squid proxy server
3. Everything you request is cached on your local desktop

None of that has anything to do with anonymizing things (such as header
information) but apparently Squid Proxy Server has a few switches that help
your anonymity.

Unfortunately, Windows does not seem to be a supported Operating System!

But, from what I'm gathering, what you're suggesting, is that someone else
has already gone to the trouble to create a Squid Proxy Server, which you
can configure your web browser to use instead of your local server.

I don't inherently see how to set up my browser to use this
"http://mytunneling.com" server at 67.205.162.180 so that's where I'm
puzzled as to the next step.





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Old January 2nd 18, 02:02 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Diesel
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Default A usable free proxy server for Windows users (emphasis on usable!)

Chaya Eve
news alt.windows7.general, wrote:

On Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:24:24 +0000, Andy Burns
wrote:

This thread will be successfully answered if a single free
configuration proxy even exists on the net.


Squid is another piece of proxy server software, here's a list of
public servers using it

https://squidproxyserver.com

I haven't tried any of them, so don't know if they're considered
usable


Thanks Andy for the suggestion of "squid proxy server", as I knew
my question was a difficult one, and I learned (after I started
the thread) that most people don't even understand the question.


I understood your question fine. You don't want a web portal, you
want a real proxy. Done deal. Don't assume others don't know what
they're writing about in the future, unless you like the idea of
being proven wrong.

http://freeproxylists.net/


that's a list of working, FREE REAL PROXIES; not web portals; didn't
take long to find. See the IP address and port information to the
left? That's what you configure your browser to use under your
network/proxy settings. Make sure your browser is told to use the
proxy for all protocols. It's a box I have to tick in firefox, your
opera experience may vary slightly there.

IP: 95.143.139.149
port: 52136

that's a NON US http support ONLY real bonafied PROXY. As of jan 1st,
8pm est time, is working, too.

Configure your browser to use it, and point your happy ass here to
confirm it's working:

http://whatismyip.org/

You'll get the PROXIES IP on your screen, not your own. As, that's
the whole ****ing point. That is, if you understand what a proxy does
and actually understand what you asked for. What you incorrectly call
a 'configuration proxy'

Hence, it's easy to discount the claims of "diesel" and just move
on assuming nobody here has a "configuration proxy" working yet.


Is it now? Discount what I wrote above. Should be highly
entertaining.

That's ok - as I never expect the answer to my questions to be
known by any other than actual experts and certainly never by
people who don't understand the questions asked.


You won't get any further help from me. I'm satisified knowing I just
not only proved you wrong, but, that I do know wtf i'm writing about.
With the above, useful, real proxy list and working 'configuration'
proxy. it's an http/https (not web portal) proxy, btw. the actual
term(s) for it/them. there's also other types of proxies, socks4,
socks5, etc. If you were semi okay with a search engine, you could
have found that site without much hassle. You need to work on your
queries for the search engines. They're obviously lacking. And your
attitude towards people offering you assistance needs a bit of work
too. You're evidently used to dealing with people less knowledgeable
than yourself, but, I'm *not* one of those people. Have a good new
year!




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