Proxy guide for Dummies
Create Your own proxy list using Charon
A member sent me this message today:
"I love your site and would like to post proxies and get the special access but could you please
help me get started?I have charon 5.1 but it says I have proxy judges .
I dont really know how to use it please help me.Thank You."
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And we realized that some things that I and many others consider easy to do is not easy at all for others.
That's why I'm writing the following tutorial,Entitled:"Proxy guide for Dummies".
You found ProxyBlind and think that its a brilliant idea to Hide your IP your Address behind a Proxy.
You learned the basics reading tutorials on how to setup and use anonymous proxies with your web browser,
You joined our Forum and are really impressed by the other proxy list that other members posted but
how do you find and scan your own proxy lists?
Where to start? How hard is it to have your list of proxies tested? What to use?
Where to get it? Is it free or not?
Thousand of question's :-)
Let's make it easy to find your own list of proxies.
First download Charon or ProxyRama from our download section.
We recommended Charon.Excellent Proxy Tool created by Rhino that has been moulded
and shaped through the wishes of many proxy users (including myself).
The next steps will be focused on finding or for lack of a better word
"leeching" your own proxy server list (when you become a seasoned proxy server hunter then you can start
to learn from our tutorials how to find your own proxy servers using,Proxy Hunter, Angry IP Scanner,
AAtools or Superscan)
Extract all the files to your directory and start it.
YOU'll see all available options on the left side.Let's first start with the most important.
Configuring Charon so that it works.
Click on "General Options". Tick "Check Ip on Startup" (it probably sholdn't change anything
if you leave this unticked because "Check Ip before starting test" is already ticked.
But to be sure do it.Charon and any other proxy checker must identify your IP address
or finding your own proxy list wont works.)
Leave others option at default settings and click "OK".
Leave them as they are. Later you can play with these options when you set your additional pages for proxies but
at the moment it is not needed because Charons gonna use search engines to find proxy
site with most common proxy words such as "proxy server, proxies, proxy list, anonymous+proxy+list, free+public+anonymous+proxy,
free+proxy+list, proxy+servers+list, anonymous+elite+proxy, proxy+lists etcetc)
Click on "Connect Options".
If you start Charon for the second time you'll see the words "This Ip Address" it shows your own IP.
Next option is selecting a "Proxy Judge".It is the only proxy program that gives you
the option to decide if your gonna use the internal proxy judge or an external proxy judge.
External proxy judges are proxy scripts set on one of many server on Web
and you need to make connection every time to this script to validity your proxies.
Because many people use the same judge at the same time it may happend that the judge is busy or even
worse completly down.
Charon before even starting to validate your proxy servers, checks if your proxy judge script is working on an external server.
If it is down you'll a get message about it and what you do then is simple change script to another judge (you can always find
a list of working judges on our forum)
If you have trouble with an external proxy judge and if you are not behind a firewall then try and tick
the option for "Internal Proxy Judge".Some users may have problem because of there own firewalls (always disable it when you test proxy),
Your LAN configuration or companies corporate firewall may prevent you from scanning but in most cases the internal proxy judge works smothly and
without any problems for many proxy hunters.
Next option is 'Threads'. Leave it as it is.Only when you need to change "Retry Timeout / Dead" should you modify it.
Set it to "2" as minimum or even more."3" is in my opinion the recommended.
This function actually tests the same servers several times (depends on how many times you have specified).
In every circumstance it is always necesseary to test the same proxy server many times.Setting it to higher
number will slow the process of finding proxies but you'll get more proxies and more accurately tested proxy servers.
Leave other options below that as is.If you do not want to test Socks proxies then untick "Check proxies for socks".
You are done with all the most important steps.There are of course more options but you'll learn how to use them by yourself or
ask on our forum if you want to know more.
Finally click on 'Check Proxies' on the left hand side and chose 'Scan for new Proxies".
Take a walk with your girlfriend and when you come back a couple hours later you will be impressed
how many tested proxy server Charon have leech for you.
"Stop" program if you think it is enough with leeching and testing proxy.Then click on "Filter List" and
chose "Filter Dodgy" (delete all suspect IP range) and " Filter Duplicates (including ports)" to deleted
all dupes (same servers on same ports).
If you do not want gateways (proxies which point to another (Gateway) proxy) then delete these too with
Click on column that says"Anon" to sort anonymous and non anonymosu proxy ("Yes" means it is anonymous and "No" means its not)
Select anonymous proxies and copy them, save it and post it on proxyblind or keep it for your own use.
There you have your own proxy list with minimun effort.
When you start Charon after this all what you need to do is "Check proxies" "scan for new proxies" and wait
a while to get new and fresh lists of proxies.
It's not difficult at all.Hope that this proxy tutorial helped you.
For any additional info or if you have a question (i want proxy for IRC for Charon etcetc) do not hesistate to ask
on our forum
.We will be glad to help you.
Happy proxy hunting.