Use anonymous proxy with Frostwire

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mannitu
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Re: Use anonymous proxy with Frostwire

Postby mannitu » Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:08 pm

yeah i heard that hide my ass is not very popular, there was something going on with handling IPs to the US government...i think i will give Tor Guard a try...what do you think? They offer VPN or a Tor Guard proxy which is especially for P2P...but i think if i buy the VPN i dont need a special P2P-Proxy-Product anymore, right? And you can pay them with paysafecard which is good.

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Re: Use anonymous proxy with Frostwire

Postby Scott1x » Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:10 pm

I DO not care for proxies.
I DO like solid VPNs.

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Re: Use anonymous proxy with Frostwire

Postby mannitu » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:16 pm

ok, ive setup Tor Guard VPN now... :)


looks good to me so far, speed is also good. Actuall, my downloadspeed sunk from 17Mbit to 16Mbit, but upload increased from 1Mbit to almost 4 Mbit^^
At least for this server in the netherlands which i chose, its marked as "Bittorrent optimized"... :lol:
I think im fine now with VPN+ using Tribler these 2 things should multiply each other to a solid layer of safety...Finally i can stop beeing an ashole and limit my upload to a ridicolous amount^^

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Re: Use anonymous proxy with Frostwire

Postby Scott1x » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:02 pm

Knowing that I'm secure with PIA, I normally let my upload rate go as high as it want's to go.

With FrostWire, once the download completes, with PIA, seeding rate seems to diminish. I suspect that is because the lack of server capability.

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Re: Use anonymous proxy with Frostwire

Postby Scott1x » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:08 pm

On a good day, I can hit 24Mbit, but not every day is good. 16Mbit is more typical.

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Re: Use anonymous proxy with Frostwire

Postby mannitu » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:02 pm

think i save a lot of work now, this proxy-picking ant testing was really ruining my nerve.

Tribler seems to be very interesting as well. Didnt know there is such an effective tool for free. Still i never heard of it before...strange. I fell over it be reading in wikipedia.

i also heard some people can write in frostwire and manipulate in in the way they dont upload a single KB...so they have literally no risk.

For me i think i am happy now: :)
Still a lot of confusing settings, but i like what i see in the taskmanager/Ressourcemonitor so far...or lets see what i dont see...my IP.

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Re: Use anonymous proxy with Frostwire

Postby oops » Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:50 pm

Proxy VS VPN.
A proxy is only a service that hands off your local computer ID to appear at different Location. For example, if a USA Computer User wanted to watch free BBC TV from the USA, they would be blocked because of your IP address origin is USA based. That is an easy fix. Simply look for FREE Proxy from UK and your computer will appear to be in the UK.
Another Example. China scans all of its contents. When in the borders of China, You can not search Tienanmen square
without eventually getting a knock at your door. Additionally no results will be returned from the search.
Yes, China has a really tight control of the internet.
A proxy can take your local IP, and make your local computer look like it is a in a different place. But, your ip is still there and little effort is needed to inspect the data packets to determine the origin. Additionally, your data packets have the contents of your payload "File Sharing" that can be examined easily by your ISP.
A program called Ultrasurf was developed and paid for by the USA to help Chinese circumvent government filtering. It is a Proxy.
A VPN is differen. VPN stands for "Virtual Private Network". That means your are running a network inside a network. Think of a Sewer pipe. The Provider, such as Comcast, AT&T etc. is the Sewer pipe. All data flows down that HUGE pipe. A vpn would be a smaller pipe inside that large pipe. A Network inside a network. A VPN will at the client "your computer" encrypt the data packets and wrap them in the VPNs IP/MAC address. The DATA Payload is encrypted. When the Data Payload arrives at the VPN, the encapsulation is removed and your data is sent to its destination. This way, your specific computer is basically protected. If the government is suspicious, they can capture VPN traffic and de-crypt the packets and read them.
There are not very many encryption techniques which the government can not de-crypt. One of the Few Encryption options, open source, the government could not crack was Truecrypt. It was harassed by the government and has stopped development. TrueCrypt was not for encrypting internet traffic, it was for securing your computer. This is a very simple description in an attempt to help even a novice understand a little about Proxy VS VPN. Nothing is 100% secure. However, the most secure is the "DARK NET" I won't get into that because it is mostly used for nefarious purposes. There is a new option to help secure your traffic. It is based on the "TOR" network a project developed by the US Government to protect Navy Seal communication. Tor Technology has since gone public. Now,a file sharing program is piggy backing on TOR and the Dark Net and keeping your activity more secure. I say more because it at this point is designed to protect the casual IT engineer from examining your traffic and learning the content. It is NOT capable of extremely effective tools the Government has at its resources. The P2P is called Tribler. The developers say, as the product matures, and users support Tribler, the security will get better. It is not extremely fast. But, it seems this currently, it is by far, arguably, the most secure P2P client at this time, 2016. It even shows a map of your traffic and shows the internet and the dark net. This is for Educational and informational purposes only, and is in no way suggesting, promoting, or encouraging any product or the sharing files that are protected by law and/or copyright.

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Re: Use anonymous proxy with Frostwire

Postby JimForense » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:02 am

I tend to only use a VPN for frostwire as I want to be able to pick and choose the connection protocol I'm connecting with, OpenVPN seems to run the smoothest for getting a bunch of MP3's but it's worth picking a service like perhaps ExpressVPN or PIA to get the most out of the bandwidth.

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Re: Use anonymous proxy with Frostwire

Postby peterbuttler » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:32 am

It is already suggested on Tribler home page that they does not provide safety layer to your client. Proxies tend to leak your Internet traffic that’s the reason they are not effective as VPN software. VPN protects your data through 256-bit AES encryption with various secure protocols. I trust ExpressVPN and Private Internet Access because these two are more effective than Tor guard. More important to take the guidance of best VPN for torrenting, P2P file sharing for better decisions.


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