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aryan123 11Oct2011 22:56

what is virtual private network & proxy server?
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..

Alex.Gabriel 25Oct2011 23:41

Re: 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
Download link
You can configure it easy.

PORT                        = 10080      # Port MOCKS is to listen to
MOCKS_ADDR              =    # 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         
BIND_TIMEOUT                = 30
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


./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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