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Filter proxy - what does it do?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by SirDracula, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    Security > Firewall

    What does the option "Filter proxy" do?

    thank you
     
  2. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    Anyone, please?
     
  3. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    Nobody knows what this "Filter proxy" feature does?

    Thibor?
     
  4. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    if i knew, i would have answered you.
     
  5. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    Interesting. You are the firmware master, the code doesn't reveal any clues? I'd look myself if I knew how to read it ... thanks
     
  6. d00mzday

    d00mzday Network Guru Member

    HAHAHAHA sence knowone awnsered this yet
    Denying Filter Proxy will disable access to any WAN proxy servers
     
  7. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    What's a WAN proxy server? Can you please give an example?
     
  8. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i haven't read the sources to find out, and i'm not going to. if you want to know badly enough, download the sources and read them
     
  9. d00mzday

    d00mzday Network Guru Member

    There are some services on the net that allow u to in one example browse anonymously. They allow u to connect to there servers thru proxy and spoof your ip. So for example if If I surfed to this site and posted a msg in the forum the linksysinfo.org site would log the ip of the proxy server I am using instead of my home ip sence all my traffic is tunneling or bouncing off the proxy server ip. Thats just one example. If the filter works I have no idea have never tried.
     
  10. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    Hmm, I wonder how they implemented it. It must be protocol specific, e.g. the router must parse the HTTP requests.

    Sounds like a useless feature which has high chances of failing if the client use HTTPS/SSL for example, then good luck looking at any HTTP traffic.
     
  11. d00mzday

    d00mzday Network Guru Member

    I just checked filter does seem to work.
     
  12. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    What did you check? HTTP proxying?
     
  13. d00mzday

    d00mzday Network Guru Member

    ya i tried thru http. Give me a sec I will see if i can do up some quick instructions with a ip to try im not sure how long the ip will stay open.
     
  14. d00mzday

    d00mzday Network Guru Member

    1st make sure Filter Proxy is UNCHECKED in your router to make sure your tunneling correctly.

    From IE click TOOLS ---> Internet options --> connections --> Lan settings

    Under use a proxy server for your lan.

    Enter 125.246.212.70 on Address box and 80 on PORT box --- THIS IP NO LONGER WORKS

    Check on Bypass proxy server for local address's

    go here and check what your ip address is http://www.whatismyip.com/
    your ip should b the one above if everything is working correctly.
    NOTE: I dont know how long this ip will b alive for plus it could be a little slow tunneling as I have no clue where it is located nor the speed.

    If it works go back uncheck use proxy server for your lan in IE and go into your router and click your filter proxy button.

    Then go back to your ie settings and click your use proxy server lan the ip address should still b in there if not just re enter it with the port then load up browser and u shouldnt b able to surf.

    Note: u will have to uncheck use proxy server for lan in ie to get bak in your router. (and to stop tunneling thru http)

    This method of tunneling does allow u to surf annon. with a open proxy server but remember traffic is passed thru that proxy so it does or it can allow the owner of that server to monitor the packets that pass back and forth from the site to u and vice versa.
     

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