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..
what is virtual private network & proxy server?
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
You can configure it easy.
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)
To start it just
./mocks start - start socks server ./mocks shutdown - to stop it ./mocks help - to see some things i just write in here :)