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So im trying to hide my ip - however using the usual google click monkeys really slows down my porn browsing xperience, not to mention my uploads, now i know some of you apes out there are pretty clever, any way i can hide my ip cheaply (not neccessarily free) and easily?

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You can also just use your ISP's proxy server. Which is often faster than using the free proxies you'll find on the net, that are usually located in other countries and can have a significant effect on browsing speed.

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An ISP proxy will often pass on the requesting IP address in the HTTP headers anyway. The OP needs to answer maxxi's question.

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An ISP proxy will often pass on the requesting IP address in the HTTP headers anyway. The OP needs to answer maxxi's question.

I can't see what difference it makes as to why he wants to hide it, but anyway.

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From whom for what purpose?

 

You can use a raft of free anonymiser proxies that are out there.

I am concerned that when i use a torrent to D/L a patch (for BF2142 for instance) my IP is there for all to see....

 

Im not sure I want that broadcast TBH.

 

Cheers confined - I will have look at Tor.

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Well if you're trying to hide your IP from the authorities I'd simply suggest PeerGuardian. Although you aren't going to get in trouble for downloading a legit patch, obviously.

 

If you're trying to hide it from everyone then I guess Tor or something similar will be the way to go. Again - not too sure what application/protocols it supports.

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Well if you're trying to hide your IP from the authorities I'd simply suggest PeerGuardian. Although you aren't going to get in trouble for downloading a legit patch, obviously.

 

If you're trying to hide it from everyone then I guess Tor or something similar will be the way to go. Again - not too sure what application/protocols it supports.

Yeh im not too concerned about the authorities, its more that people can see my IP, know what port is open on my PC and find a way in, thats if I understand how it works anyway. I might be just being paranoid, but you never know these days...

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Yeh im not too concerned about the authorities, its more that people can see my IP, know what port is open on my PC and find a way in, thats if I understand how it works anyway. I might be just being paranoid, but you never know these days...

I reckon you are.

Personally I'd be inclined to get firewall in place rather than try to hide your IP.

 

The delays that Tor will introduce won't be worth it. And despite Tor being a lot more anonymous than plain old internet, someone will still be able to see your IP at some point.

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Yeh im not too concerned about the authorities, its more that people can see my IP, know what port is open on my PC and find a way in, thats if I understand how it works anyway. I might be just being paranoid, but you never know these days...

I reckon you are.

Personally I'd be inclined to get firewall in place rather than try to hide your IP.

 

The delays that Tor will introduce won't be worth it. And despite Tor being a lot more anonymous than plain old internet, someone will still be able to see your IP at some point.

 

Yeh I guess a firewall will stop most 'hackers' - easiest opiton as well. I'll give that a go - thanks!

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If you are ultra paranoid, try going for a dedicated firewall box such as as BSD variant.

Or shell out for an old PIX 5* series (505/515) - they aren't top notch but they will stop most script kiddies and are still pretty powerful when configured correct.

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Also, if you're behind a router, then you already have a firewall of sorts.

 

This will be running Port Address Translation or Network Address Translation.

The router has the public address, and your computer is in a separate network behind the router.

All incoming requests to your public address are simply ignored, unless they were made on a port which one of the computer on the network has already made an outgoing request on, in which case the incoming request will be forwarded to the correct computer on the inside/local network.

 

So, by default, most routers should simply ignore requests.

Some send a 'no reply' message, or a 'not open' message, but most properly ignore.

 

More info, and testing tools, can be found on the net; Google for firewall tester, port scanner, etc.

Some results which may help:

 

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

This one is a dll because it contains a web program, just so you're not worries about the address being slightly unusual.

 

http://www.pcflank.com/scanner1.htm

 

The best result here is that all ports show as stealthed, but you should be able to learn a bunch from reading the sites too, along with the results.

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Well if you're trying to hide your IP from the authorities I'd simply suggest PeerGuardian. Although you aren't going to get in trouble for downloading a legit patch, obviously.

 

If you're trying to hide it from everyone then I guess Tor or something similar will be the way to go. Again - not too sure what application/protocols it supports.

Yeh im not too concerned about the authorities, its more that people can see my IP, know what port is open on my PC and find a way in, thats if I understand how it works anyway. I might be just being paranoid, but you never know these days...

 

Using TOR will slow down your torrenting way too much to use it as a viable option. Ultimately, if they are connecting to your computer, even through other computers, they can still connect. So if your tor exit node is W, on port X, which is what they are connecting to, that still ultimately connects to your computers address Y on port Z. This won't stop someone connecting to your computer for illigitimate purposes.

 

Really only programs that require incomming connections should be opening ports, and then only the ports they need on the protocols they need (tcp/udp). All other ports on your external IP should not respond to requests, or at least send a closed. Knowing your IP alone isn't a problem, at least, not enough to warrent the insane slowness that you will get torrenting while using TOR. If the programs with ports open are up to date, and you keep them up to date, that's the best security you can give yourself.

 

Anonymising your IP won't offer you any more protection than that they can't find out who you really are. They CAN still connect to your PC. If your software is up to date though, there's not much they can do, and there's other easier targets people will go after.

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