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Old 01-31-2006, 01:28 PM   #1
Richie55
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Hide my ip address


Hi,
When I'm surfing the internet, I know it is possible to block the site from knowing my ip addres, or letting it know a fake one, but how do i do this in linux?

I feel I must add that this is not for a sinister reason!

Thanks.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 01:37 PM   #2
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If you were to truely hide your IP address you wouldn't be able to surf the web! You send a request for a webpage, and the webpage has to be sent back to you. You won't get the webpage if your IP address is really hidden.

I'm sure what you're thinking about is some kind of proxy service. These can mask your IP address from the final destination website, but the proxy itself still has to know your IP address to deliver the webpage to you. Using a proxy service should be no different under Linux than under Windows. You don't modify anything at the OS level. You just subscribe (?) to the proxy service and point your web browser there instead of the real website you want to access.

You are NEVER really anonymous!
 
Old 01-31-2006, 01:38 PM   #3
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In order to hide your IP from a site, you'll need some anonymizing software, like Tor.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 02:32 PM   #4
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Matir. Do you use it yourself? I had a brief look at it and seems it creates a big mess. I wonder how much my traffic is going to increase.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:00 PM   #5
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I do not use it, because I have never found a need/desire to hide my IP address. It does increase your traffic and slow things down somewhat, however.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replys everyone,

Matir that was exactly whati was looking for!! And not to bad to get installed and working! Thankyou very much.

Just as a bit of a side line, before I posted my question on here I did look on google and kept getting information about Ip Masquerading but it all went a bit over my head, what is this and will it do the same thing?

Don't get me wrong I'm compleatly happy with the above solution, this is now just curiosity.

Thanks.

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