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tomchook

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general question about proxy
« on: October 09, 2007, 02:58:27 PM »
hey guys,
i'm really new at this whole proxy thing, but it appears like something really nice. my ip is blocked on a certain website, so i went to Orzin and through other websites i managed to enter the site (which requires username and password). The problem is that i download files which are around 100mb each. some of the proxy websites don't allow me to download files bigger than 0.6mb, and some allow, but they work fairly slow, and usually the download cuts in the middle (i guess it's loosing connection..)

Is there a certain proxy which is free, fast and reliable? would it be better to use a software that search for good proxies? (changing my whole internet proxy won't be a good idea because i'm using private trackers for some torrent files).

i'd appreciate and help and suggestions!
tom

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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2007, 04:03:06 PM »
Well, there are several problems you present here.  First, however, you must understand why there are web proxies in the first place.  They are almost always provided to produce the owner of them profits derived from the number of hits (connections) made by users with different IP Addresses.  Therefore, finding a web proxy that will allow you to download any kind of sizeable file would be rare, if not impossible.  Why?  Because the longer you are online using that web proxy keeps it from earning the owner more money (hence the time limits and/or file size limits).

All proxies are in general going to be slower than your own connection through your ISP.  The only time that might not be true is if you are using a slow dial-up system.  You should be able to find a few proxies (not web proxies) to handle these tasks, but proxies die quickly these days and therefore you will be spending much time in harvesting lists of them from sites like this one and then you will need to test them before using to insure that they are still working and anonymous.  This is a time consuming task, but not impossible.  Unfortunately, downloading (or uploading) files through the use of a proxy can be quite difficult for a variety of reasons.

It's a shame that when people have a problem like yours that they don't provide ALL the relevant information (such as the site in question) so that those who could possibly give you a solution would be able to do so with the least amount of time and effort spent.

It would also be interesting to know why you have been banned at this site?  Generally people are banned for good reason (although not always ... such as in my case  ;) ).  Are these 100mb files only available at this site or can they be found elsewhere?  What type of files are they?  Name a few of them please.

When you connect to the site in question using a proxy, does it allow you to use a download manager (like FlashGet) to dl the files in question?  If so, sometimes the site does not pay attention that the download manager is using a different IP Address (your real one for example).
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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2007, 06:30:53 PM »
Thanks for the detailed answer! Well the site is (of course) a porn site :) it's
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http://members.bigasspass.com   

they didn't really ban me, but they did something, because i'm able to get into the website and browse the pictures, but whenever i try to download a movie (which is usually about 100mb) it just loads and loads.. and nothing happens. actually there is a small exclamation mark with a yellow background on the bottom left corner of IE. by the way, i get the same problem with the


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http://members.bangbrosnetwork.com

which is an affiliate of "bigasspass" (so I guess they work on the same system for their servers).
I know I could eventually find these files on p2p and bitorrent, but i thought it would be nice to get it straight from the websites. after all i have the username and passwords :)

Isn't there a program that harvest proxy servers and updates daily (or even better every few hours?)

i hope you will be able to help me in this one
thanks!
tom

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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007, 01:17:39 AM »
You can contact the their support first if you bought their service. It may be the problem of their server.

If you want to try proxies to solve the problem, here is my suggestion:

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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2007, 02:31:56 AM »
Try using Firefox instead of IE.  The yellow exclamation mark usually means there is an error on your part in some way ... clicking on it I believe will give you the reason.
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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007, 10:40:21 AM »
i clicked on the yellow exclamation mark, and it said there is synthax error on the website.. firefox didn't work either. it just said when i click to download that i'm about to send unencrypted data to a third party, and if it's ok by me. when i click ok, it just loads and loads... (eventually nothing happens).
could there be another solution?
thanks!

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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2007, 06:33:47 PM »
It could simply be that there IS, in fact, a problem with that website.  I assume you are using a stolen password and username along with an anonymous proxy to enter the site in question.  If there is a way to ask questions on the site, do so and wait for a reply.
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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2007, 12:20:11 AM »
actually i', not using anonymous proxy. when i do use anonymus proxy it let me download the files (but then the connection is usually cut in the middle)..

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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2007, 08:56:10 AM »
Well, I've already explained the most likely reason for the "cut off" when using proxies.  As to the "loading message" does this happen with every file or just a few?  Have you tried using a different username/password combos?  Different browser(s)?

Actually, your problem goes well beyond the scope of this site, so you should probably seek further assist on this matter on a site which deals with providing its members stolen usernames/passwords for such sites.
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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2007, 10:35:21 AM »
this loading message happens with every file. when i try to stream a video though, it works. the thing is, whenever i'm behind proxy i'm ABLE to download these videos, so it must be something with my IP... the problem, as I mentioned before, is that the proxies cuts me off..

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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2007, 12:41:09 AM »
If the problem is with your IP, then check with your ISP's support department.  As far as the proxy "cut off" I have already answered you previously.  We are done here!
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Re: general question about proxy
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2007, 05:52:34 AM »
Alright! Thank you very much for your help! :)

 

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