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what is virtual private network & proxy server?

Discussion in 'Ethical hacking' started by aryan123, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. aryan123

    aryan123 New Member

    If a site is banned in some organization, we surf that banned site through a proxy server. So what is happening inside?

    I know proxy servers maintain logs, so they are not secure.

    Virtual private connection is better than proxy server because they do not maintain logs.

    I want to understand the basics of both the things: VPN & proxy server.

    Can anyone please answer these in simple language..
     
  2. Alex.Gabriel

    Alex.Gabriel New Member

    I have'n used VPN but i have built & sold many proxy servers. They keep logs indeed but only if you get one who keeps... On SourceForge is a project called Mocks and is currently version 0.0.2
    Download link
    downloads.sourceforge.net/project/mocks/mocks/mocks-0.0.2/mocks-0.0.2.tar.gz
    You can configure it easy.
    Code:
    PORT 			= 10080       # Port MOCKS is to listen to
    MOCKS_ADDR              = 0.0.0.0     # IP adress MOCKS is to bind to
    LOG_FILE 		= mocks.log   # MOCKS log file  (Guess you can remove that)
    PID_FILE 		= mocks.pid   # File holding MOCKS's process ID
    BUFFER_SIZE 		= 65536       # Traffic buffer size in bytes
    BACKLOG     		= 5           # Backlog for listen()
    NEGOTIATION_TIMEOUT 	= 5           
    CONNECTION_IDLE_TIMEOUT = 300
    BIND_TIMEOUT		= 30
    SHUTDOWN_TIMEOUT	= 3
    MAX_CONNECTIONS	        = 50  (This is the max number of connections YOU CAN MAKE)
    
    Then on Linux/FreeBSD/SunOS just use ./build and you will have your own socks5 server configured.
    To start it just

    Code:
    ./mocks start - start socks server 
    ./mocks shutdown - to stop it
    ./mocks help - to see some things i just write in here :)
    
    I think that there is a -f argument to force socks server to start.
     

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