View Full Version : the noob strikes again....

01-26-2013, 02:27 AM
Hello people of garage4hackers...

I have a pretty noob question.I don't even know if this the forum to ask somthing like this,but I trust that at least somone can give me a detailed explaination.

Now my questions are :What is a proxy server really?(All I know it issomthing that hides your ip from the public eye.)
What I would really want to know is how to use a proxy in firefox(I do know how to manually set it up all I don't understand is if I google proxy servers I get like website link en no ip-like adresses or ports I would like to know how I can use en understand proxy servers.

If this is not the forum to ask somthing like this please let me know however if somone can help me please help.Please exuse english spelling error's english is not my first language but I do understand it :)

So please help and thank you...

01-27-2013, 12:19 PM
Proxy is nothing but, like hiding your Identity. When you connect to internet, you obviously use one of the IP address assigned to you by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). When you connect to any service/server, you IP-Address is easily available for the Network monitoring device or security devices like, Firewalls/IDS/IPS. For hiding your orignal IP address (which is provided by your ISP), you use proxy IP address by using service provided by proxy servers around the globe.

As far as your question goes around Firefox.

For manually setting up proxy IP address under Firefox.

1. You could first get proxy servers IP address and its port used for proxy.

a) You can actually google for proxy server available.
b) I do like "FreeProxyList (http://www.freeproxylists.net/)".
2. Under Firefox Menu Bar

Preferences/Options (under windows)
Network Tab
check "Manual Proxy configuration.

And add your selected IP address and port number, you got from your proxy list website. Close and Confirm.

Most of the times I usually use "wget" command line program to crawl/get pages from websites.
For configuring proxy for wget is quite easy.

You Just need to change the wgetrc file from /etc/ directory.

Changes are:

1. Un-comment the "use_proxy=on"
2. un-comment and change "proxy_http = http://proxy.yoyodyne.com" to "proxy_http = Your_selected_IP_Address:Port"

There are plenty of proxy "extension/add-on's" available, check them out as well.

3.Use proxychains. Just set up "tor" and install proxychains, and you are good to go like just start Firefox with proxychains.

1. proxychains firefox (starts Firefox with proxy settings)

I have just created a video to demonstrate all of the methods. Have fun!!

Click Me for the video (https://vimeo.com/58263388)

That's it. But, always confirm, your proxyness.

01-27-2013, 01:33 PM
Thanks for the reply Hackuin.
I understand what you did at the free proxy list website and firefox settings.However I have no idea what you did with the codes and stuff after closing firefox.I am using windows 7 and don't know what exactly you did over there.
Please help and thanks.

01-27-2013, 01:44 PM
Due to my sheer hatefulness towards win* OS. I don't usually miss an opportunity to advice you to shift to Linux from windows.

01-27-2013, 06:21 PM
I am glad you brought up Linux,becase it is something else I don't know anything about due to never using it before.And here is your chance to help me again.
All I know about Linux is that it is an OS(nothing else).
Can you please tell me what advantages Linux has over win in terms of performance, *hacking abilities,application,games and other things win doesn't have.I would really like to know becuase I have no idea how to useLinus or how better/worse it is to win.Please help(again) :D.

01-29-2013, 01:38 PM
Actually, Linux vs Windows, topics have done zillion time over various internel forums.
I am not going to start it all over it again.
What I would tell you is, it is personal conception, it depends up on your comfortability.
I have few very dramatic situations with windows OS, Where it did not give me what I needed, I am too much restricted and it does what it wants.
I am very much comfortable with Linux, especially with ubuntu & Redhat.
You can find whole details over simple google search, about this vastly done debates and discussion over win vs nix ;]

I am pretty sure, you would love ubuntu after installing and start using using for your daily basis.