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VPN and proxy server?

Discussion in 'Ethical hacking' started by aryan123, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. aryan123

    aryan123 New Member

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    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. masterwarner

    masterwarner New Member

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    If you see in true sense, they are same.

    But proxy is a set of protocol that negotiates on your behalf.

    While VPN is just like an access to another PC. Just like a remote desktop.
     
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    Thanks for ur reply.. i hv been waiting for someone to clear my dbouts.

    if i access a site ABC through VPN, will the site administrator of ABC gets my IP address & can trace me( if required).. If not, then it would really be a lapse of security.

    I have heard that hackers mostly use VPN so that they can't be traced.. is that so?
     

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