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    im currently trying to work on connecting to the internet through my network but which connects to the internet via a proxy. what i want to do is to be able to discover the proxy information (address and port) with backtrack. is it possible to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontLookDown View Post
    which connects to the internet via a proxy.
    This is a very generic term. Do you mean that you are using a proxy for all of you internet traffic? Or are you using a SOCKS client to bounce program connections through a proxy?

    Unless someone can correct me here, you cannot completely "proxify" your internet connection; for example I know that scanners send RAW packets which cannot be "cloaked" via proxy.

    Also, as a word of advice I would be VERY CAREFUL if I were you when it came to proxy use. Sure, they advertise themeselves as "free methods to protect against big brother" but in reality, do you really think that someone is going to set up a high-bandwith box for random people to connect to? Many of them probably log all connections/traffic, so I would think twice about logging onto any sensitive site requiring a username/password.
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    its just a http proxy. i know that they log everything...its just i was wondering whether it is possible (using backtracks large list of programs) to discover the proxy to the internet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontLookDown View Post
    im currently trying to work on connecting to the internet through my network but which connects to the internet via a proxy. what i want to do is to be able to discover the proxy information (address and port) with backtrack. is it possible to do this?
    How do you know your network connects via a proxy if you don't know what the proxy is? can't you find out form your internet provider?

    To answer your question, it is possible to use a proxy/port scanner if you know what you're doing.
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    Why not just look at you're traffic log with "the" sniffer. Should'nt take long to figure it out. Think of it as homework. I would like a full report by morning please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeppersGhost View Post
    Why not just look at you're traffic log with "the" sniffer. Should'nt take long to figure it out. Think of it as homework. I would like a full report by morning please.
    that sounds good....could you embelish the method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontLookDown View Post
    that sounds good....could you embelish the method?
    Have you used your network before to connect to the internet. If so... how did you connect if you don't know the proxy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by .lonewolf View Post
    Have you used your network before to connect to the internet. If so... how did you connect if you don't know the proxy?
    More than likely he is talking about a computer network that he/she uses in Work/School. Thats why he/she doesn't know the address of the proxy.

    This is malicious intent if I'm not mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontLookDown View Post
    that sounds good....could you embelish the method?
    I could, but then you would learn nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DontLookDown View Post
    that sounds good....could you embelish the method?
    I don't think "embellish" is really the word you want.

    1. To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate.
    2. To add ornamental or fictitious details to: a fanciful account that embellishes the true story.
    Just check your proxy settings under Winblows and use those settings on your BT box.
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