IP address blocker for Macs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hello111, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. hello111 macrumors newbie

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    I need an IP address blocker, I want to be able to visit sites without people being able to check my IP address. Is there any good IP address blocking software that I can buy/download?
     
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    I thought you need a proxy to do that. Or VPN.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You cannot "block" an IP address, but you can use a proxy/VPN to change what IP address your traffic appears to be coming from. If you're trying to circumvent a ban or whatever, note that a lot of sites block traffic from well-known proxy sites as well.
     
  4. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    Lol at the concept that spoofing one's IP is different on a Mac than on any other system.
     
  5. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Use something like Tor for security but it really is only good for surfing a little.
    It won't help you with streaming video or anything that requires bandwidth. It is slow.
    There are some paid proxies that are fast but you have to pay for it and it is not as secure as something like Tor. Good enough for most things, but more likely to be blocked. Blocking Tor is harder because of the number of IPs in the network.
     
  6. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    I would like to know what exactly the OP is wanting to do. The last few posters seem to think the OP is trying to spoof/ hide his IP to get around restrictions in place, I on the other hand read his intent as to just surf anonymously and not have his IP reported upon getting to a site (as that information is carried within the packets). I know I hate it when I go to a site and someone's signature says "Your IP is xx.xx.xx.xx and running xxxxxx growers version xxxxxx" It feels like some sort of privacy is being invaded (even though the system is openly reporting this. I too would like to block these sometimes just because I hate people knowing everything about me, but hey that is the age we are in).
     
  7. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    The best bit of free software I've used for this on Mac was Hotspot Shield.

    I watch Hulu with it. Pretty handy.
     
  8. hello111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In response to questions about my attempt, I'm looking to circumvent a ban. Any suggestions on how to do that? I'm trying to avoid proxies.
     
  9. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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  10. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Start by not being a dick so that you get banned. :)
     
  11. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    You were banned for a reason. The owners of the site have every right not to let you back.

    A different computer will help though.
     

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