Comodo firewall can not hide IP ?

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  1. Panda2008

    Panda2008 Registered Member

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    Norton Internet Security can hide IP .

    I find a best Hide IP tools .
     
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    A Firewall is not meant to hide your IP address.
     
  4. Stem

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    Hi Panda2008,

    As correctly stated by denniz and Carver, a software firewall is not directly intended to hide your IP.

    As from the link by denniz, any connection made to an external source will need info on where to return info.

    A simple example:

    You are behind a router, that router will hide your PC IP, and translate the IP and make connections, returned info will be to the router, and, in turn, the router will translate the IP so it can forward to your PC (that is called NAT). So in that case the IP of the PC is hidden. But, what you are looking at is the hiding of you main external IP, that internally cannot be done. You would need to use an external proxy server, that simply, is like having a router, where it will translate IP. So you would connect to the remote proxy server, the server itself would then connect to the site you want, the returned info would be sent to proxy server, then in turn, the proxy server would send the info to you. The site you connect to would only see the proxy server IP (so you are then hidden from that site)


    - Stem
     
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