1996-02-03 - Re: Proxies

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From: Steven L Baur <steve@miranova.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-02-03 01:41:27 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 09:41:27 +0800

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From: Steven L Baur <steve@miranova.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 09:41:27 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Proxies
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>>>>> "Tim" == Timothy C May <tcmay@got.net> writes:

Tim> At 9:46 PM 2/2/96, bjohnson@nym.alias.net wrote:

>> I keep hearing references to 'proxies' as a method of anonymity.
>> The only information that I've been able to find, deals with
>> firewalls on networked systems.
>> Are 'proxies' applicable to personal PCs using browsers, such as
>> Netscape?

Proxies aren't any use towards anonymity on a single user system.
They can be very useful on a network, regardless of whether a firewall
exists or not.

>> Would appreciate any info or leads to information sources.

Tim> A quick look with Alta Vista for the string "web proxy" reveals
Tim> 25 articles on Usenet and 200 on the Web, with some of them
Tim> containing further pointers, definitions, and other helpful
Tim> information.

For one-stop shopping I recommend Delegate, written by Yutaka Sato
<ysato@etl.go.jp>, available from

It should run on any reasonable Unix system.  Most of the
documentation is in Japanese, but there is enough in English to get it
up and running.

steve@miranova.com baur
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