just curious,what is the good side bad side

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  1. jazzy1120

    jazzy1120 Registered Member

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    Moderator not sure again which forum, plz move if nec
    just curious,
    Questions about a (think they are called proxy or proxie or proxies?


    What is the good side vs the bad side of using a proxy?

    Are these like routers,that you connect up to your computer?
    or can you buy them?
     
  2. lordpake

    lordpake Registered Member

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    Some input regarding this:

    Pros: anonymity, a proxy will help hiding 'personal' details (IP address etc.), ability to access sites which have blocked your IP (range), a proxy server may also serve as a cache and thus speed up loading the more popular websites (this is the form ISPs use).

    Cons: Proxy will see all your traffic, whether this is good thing or bad depends on the proxy operator :)

    They are like computers serving as routers. About them being free or commercial, all I can see is there are lists of free proxies available but here comes the question of trust. Are they good, or bad? Will they be recording your traffic (and passwords etc.) along the way?

    As to whether there are commercial proxies available, that I'd not know.


    I'm sure there are plenty of more information on the subject, this is just something quick from me :)
     
  3. jazzy1120

    jazzy1120 Registered Member

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    Loadpake,Thank You SIR :) , for the great information,maybe try one of the 'freebies",just to surprise ,a lot of readers,(from -UN NAMED-another computer chat board,) who would raher follow me then then offer any help,

    again THANK YOU LoadpakeI appreciate it the help.
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    but I have LEARNED another very valuable lesson

    from ANOTHER BOARD,/B]
    (including the moderators, DON'T TRUST them,or anyone that ONLY critisizes
     
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