Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Deepsix, Apr 2, 2007.
saw that on digg, i dont really need it but some people probably do.
He describes it as "anonymizing proxy" but I don't get what is so anonymous about it. I mean, it doesn't conceal your location like Tor does, does it?
...... it's tunneling
this is older than the internet
He means, that if you surf from school to playboy.com, playboy.com doesn't see your school IP/domain, they see your house IP/domain.
Now your school just sees you going to your home IP/domain, non threating to them so they don't investigate you.
That's about as anonymous as it gets in web browsing.
You should check out Tor.
I did that with a linux box when I was in high school to get around the school web filter. I was the coolest nerd in school.
I'm not reading that whole website just to find out the minor differences in Tor vs a web proxy.
Same exact thing accomplished by running squid on a linux box.. or httptunnel on winxp..
Not to mention that its encryped through the ssh tunnel so that your IT dept probably cant see what you are browsing either.
It's a big difference. The website you are viewing knows where you are (or where your proxy is). Tor has many layers of proxies so that the website cannot trace the request back to you.
Establishing an SSH tunnel to a proxy is NOT "as anonymous as it gets".
tor is slow IIRC