Monday, 10 October 2011

Proxy Servers? Enable Proxy in Any Browser? - Tutorial

What Are Proxy Servers?How to Enable Proxy in Any BrowserProxy servers acts as an intermediary between the remote server and client.When a client requests a resource (webpage ,file) it connects with the proxy server instead of directly connecting with server.Proxy server downloads the requested file from remote server and then it is sent to client.
So, by using a proxy server a client never comes in a direct contact with remote server.Proxies can be used to bypass the internet censorship in colleges ,schools and offices.Proxies can be following types
  • Anonymous
  • Transparent
Anonymous:-An anonymous proxy doesn’t allow the remote server to identify the details of client.
Transparent:-If you are using Transparent proxy then remote server can identify the actual IP address of client.

How to Set up Proxy Settings in any Browser

For Mozilla Firefox:-

  • Open your Mozilla Firefox browser and click on Tools button.
  • Select Options from the dropdown list.
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  • Now click on Advanced Tab and select Network Tab.
  • Click on Settings button.
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  • In the pop-up window select Manual Proxy Configuration. In the HTTP Proxy field give the IP address of the proxy server that use want to use and in the Port field give Port Number of the proxy server. Also put check mark on Use this proxy server for all protocols.
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  • Click OK and then again on OK.
That’s it now you have set proxy settings and you can open any website whether it is blocked or not. If you want to undo these settings then do follow till fourth step. In fifth step choose No Proxy option and then click on OK.

For Google Chrome:-

  • Open you Chrome browser.
  • Click on Wrench Icon and select Options from the dropdown menu.
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  • Now select Under the Hood option from the left window pane and in the Network section of right window pane click on the Change Proxy Settings.
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  • Now select Connections Tab and then click on LAN Settings.
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  • In the pop-up window put Check Mark on the Use a Proxy Server. In the Address field give the IP address of the proxy server that use want to use and in the Port field give Port Number of the proxy server.
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  • Click OK and then again on OK.
That’s it now you have set proxy settings and you can open any website whether it is blocked or not. If you want to undo these settings then do follow till fourth step. In fifth step choose Automatically Detect Settings and then click on OK.

For Internet Explorer:-

  • Open your Internet Explorer browser and click on Tools button.
  • Select Internet Options from the dropdown menu.
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  • Now select Connections Tab and then click on LAN Settings.
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  • In the pop-up window put Check Mark on the Use a Proxy Server. In the Address field give the IP address of the proxy server that use want to use and in the Port field give Port Number of the proxy server.
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  • Click OK and then again on OK.
That’s it now you have set proxy settings and you can open any website whether it is blocked or not. If you want to undo these settings then do follow till third step. In fourth step put Check Mark on Automatically Detect Settings and click on OK.

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