Advice 1: How to know the port of the proxy server

Work through a proxy server allows you not to reveal your real ip address when visiting web pages. But in order to surf the web anonymously, you should be able to find the server and properly configure the browser. In particular, it is necessary to enter the proxy address and the port that it uses.
Instruction
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When you search in open sources, the user typically is faced with lists of proxy servers. In each line of the list shows the ip address and the port number is used. A standard entry looks like this: 85.195.96.141:8080, where 85.195.96.141 is the ip address of the server and 8080 is the port that it uses.
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If you work with Internet Explorer, to configure the connection open the "Internet options" – "Connections" – "settings" and enter the proxy server. If you use Firefox browser you will need the tab "Tools" – "Settings" – "Advanced" – "Network" – "Settings". Those who use Opera browser, open "Tools" – "Settings" – "Advanced" – "Network" – "Proxy servers".
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What if you became known only to the server ip but not the port that it uses? You should know that the vast majority of proxy servers are using standard ports. The most common three ports: 80, 8080, 3128. If you don't know the port number, try to substitute them one by one in your browser settings. The likelihood that you will find among them is very high.
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If the server is not working with these ports, try to use these: 8081, 8083, 808, 3129. They are also used quite often, so you have a chance to succeed. There are other common ports, but to touch them does not make sense, as the probability of guessing right is too small.
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In that case, if you are confident in the health of a server and want to log on to the network through it, try to scan it for open ports. To do this, use the scanner XSpider, you can find it on the Internet. Putting the server address, you will receive a full report on open ports on it. One of them is the one you are looking for.
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Use to scan ports with Nmap scanner. The program exists in two versions – the console and gui interface. Very big opportunities to gather information about ports (and not only) has the software package Metasploit, you can download versions for both Windows and Linux: http://www.metasploit.com/download/ In the Metasploit there is a console version of the Nmap scanner.

Advice 2: How to check proxy server

In the life of any active Internet user, there comes a moment when you need to use an alternative proxyserver. The reasons may be different, but the essence always one — you do not want to be found. But if you are anonymous, what do you think? Selected, time-tested proxy server you can test on special websites that provide such opportunities.
You will need
  • computer;
  • - Internet;
  • browser.
Instruction
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Open a browser and enter the url link http://www.stilllistener.addr.com/checkpoint1/index.shtml. Make sure that you have reached the Internet through an alternate proxy server, to do this, check your browser settings. You can use practically any known browsers that are installed on the computer. Importantly, the Internet connection is allowed without any problems to test the functionality of the proxy server.
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This website is offered tests to check proxy servers for anonymity. Click test1 to test. After a moment's waiting, the page will display information about your host and your connection. At the bottom of the test results will display your IP address. If you have, for example, the provider of the company "Beeline", the IP address when you reconnect to the Internet may vary.
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When you click on the test2 button, it will start another test. The program also displays a message indicating that you can change the proxy server every 10 seconds, and then check it on this site — it is a normal situation. Below are displayed the results of the test. To perform a full test, click on the env. There is a table which displays all the main parameters of your computer as a participant in network communications.
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In General we can say that check proxy server using a computer is not difficult. It does not require special knowledge, since everything is done in a few easy steps. It is also worth considering the fact that the proxy server can simply "die". Usually proxies are different, so you need to have some skills below in full mode to use all the features of one or another proxy.
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Some services also provide various proxy servers that may be needed, for example, to hiding real IP address or surfing the Internet. You can use for these purposes the website www.freeproxy.ru.
Note
A proxy server can hide information about the source or user request. In this case, the target server sees only the information about the proxy server, e.g. IP address, but is unable to determine the true source of the request. There are also distorting proxy servers, which transmit the target server false information about the true user.
Useful advice
All proxy servers located in the USA and Europe, and access to them can only be obtained via password. All proxy servers have a connection to the Internet at speeds of up to 100Mb/s. you Have the option to request proxy server up to 3 people (shared proxies) or only for yourself (dedicate proxy).
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