[lug] proxy downloads

Ben Whaley bwhaley at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 19:13:07 MDT 2008


How about Tor? No guarantees but it might do the trick. I don't know how
well it handles rich media. It's a pretty neat privacy tool even if it
doesn't solve your particular problem.


- Ben

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 6:30 PM, karl horlen <horlenkarl at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I often like to get my news and info from foreign news websites.  Some of
> these suckers serve web video, in this case real audio video, though the
> format is irrelevant to my question.
> Usually this works fine for me, but lately some of the videos are being
> tagged loosely as 'not for american consumption' for copyright reasons.  If
> I try to play the files, the streaming servers must check my ip, realize I'm
> abroad and prevent the stream.
> I started googling for proxy servers in the countries / regions near the
> source video.  Anything that wasn't american basically.  Thinking that this
> would get me around the ip restriction.
> Unfortunately, this method sucks.  90% of the proxies listed that I've
> tried, seldom work.  Those that do either timeout or work like crap (slow).
>  Some of these I imagine might actually be passing on my ip anyway depending
> on the type of proxy.  I don't think there is any real security concern
> using this method but needless to say, overall it's not solving my problem.
> Anybody know of another method to reliably proxy, spoof my ip (and still
> get the return packets to my browser which i think is an oxymoryon) or any
> other said method to get around the online country restriction I'm being
> presented with?
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