Proxy use

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Sta, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Sta macrumors newbie


    Jan 13, 2011

    What are legitimate reasons for using a proxy?

    If you visit web sites and the site admin or even someone else can see your IP then what is the downside to that if all they can tell is what city you are in?

    Sure there are port scanners so how would a proxy effect that especially behind a firewall or hardware router?

    Some services charge a small fee and offer their own secure proxy servers, is it worth the trouble and cost?

    Can you use the proxy for transactions and is it wise to do so?

  2. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010

    Proxies that you pay for are normally to circumnavigate filters which block sites, i.e. youtube in china etc

    You can also have a proxy server in an institution, which will filter out undesirable websites to people trying to access them. We have one at work, its a pain in the arse.
  3. Sta thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 13, 2011
    Thanks for the info.:cool: I dont really have any need for using one but found the "https" server of the paid proxy may be of some use...somehow.

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