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Old 07-22-2008, 05:25 AM   #1
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Default how many of us here use a proxy server?

im just interested in knowing how many people on this forum use a proxy server and if you like the reasons behind it
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Nup.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:33 AM   #3
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Don't see the need to.
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:39 AM   #4
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You only really need a proxy either for privacy or to gain more accounts in something.

I don't use one, their pointless if your just browseing, but I use to on an old game and sign up with a few accounts.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:20 AM   #5
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Default Re: how many of us here use a proxy server?

I either choose to, or not choose to whilst I'm at work.

at the moment I'm chooseing not to.

I did have an adblocking proxy server setup at home once,

just to poinit out another use for proxy servers other than trying to be anonymous.

when I set up a proxy server, I set it up because there was me, my brother, an sister and my parents computer all accesing the net at the same time, that was years ago when the speed was just 512k. so a proxy server to cache items was very beneficial in helping things to run faster.
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Just wondering, doesn't FF set up a proxy server in the web browser?
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Just wondering, doesn't FF set up a proxy server in the web browser?
No, but there is a plug in.

You'd be amazing at how few people use proxies here. The percentage is extremely small.
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