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Q: Hiding IP address ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Hiding IP address
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: mattie54-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 10 Jul 2003 10:13 PDT
Expires: 09 Aug 2003 10:13 PDT
Question ID: 227459
Hello, I am trying to access a website which only allows 50 views of
pages a day. I need to access the website more than this. I have found
out that this is tracked by IP address - when i redial from my dialup
connection my IP changes and I can view another 50 pages. I need to
know a way of tricking the website into allowing me to visit more than
50 pages. I have heard this is done by something like a proxy server
or IP masking. Can someone tell me exactly how i achieve this.

Thanks, Matt
Subject: Re: Hiding IP address
Answered By: missy-ga on 10 Jul 2003 11:10 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Mattie,

There are a number of services available - some free, most not - to
help you cover your "identity" as you surf.  Be warned, though, that
some sites will block you entirely if you're visiting via a poorly
configured proxy.

When I want to surf anonymously, I tend to use Anonymizer:


Anonymizer offers free and paid accounts, with paid accounts offering
a little more functionality.  I subscribed after about a month of
using the free account.

A friend prefers Orangotango:


It gives her a different IP address every time she fires up the
special browser.  I'm endlessly amused by hits on my stats counter
showing that she visited from a server in Houston or San Francisco or
Lincoln, Nebraska, when I know full well she's in her office in
Livonia, Michigan.

Freedom WebSecure provides you with 128-bit encryption, IP masking,
and five "nyms" for private, untraceable surfing.  It's $60/year:

Freedom WebSecure

Anonymity 4 will generate a new, fake IP address for each HTTP request
your browser makes.  The utility is available for $35.

Anonymity 4

The Cloak hides your IP address for all sites you visit.  Free.

The Cloak

Hidden surf masks your IP, removes ads, and offers the option of
"stealth" URLs.  $5/month.

HiddenSurf offers IP masking via their web interface.  Free.

MegaProxy offers private surfing through its free web interface, as
well as through a variety of subscription accounts.  Paid service is
encrypted, free service is not.


I hope these are a sufficient start for you!  If you have any
questions, please just ask for clarification.  I'll be glad to help!


Search terms: [ anonymous surfing ]
mattie54-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
great answer thank you

Subject: Theft of services?
From: mvguy-ga on 10 Jul 2003 13:41 PDT
One thing to keep in mind is that if you are violating a web site's
terms of service in this manner you MIGHT be guilty of theft of
services (depending on where you live and the jurisdiction over the
web site). There are plenty of legitimate reasons to surf anonymously,
but violating a site's TOS isn't one of them.
Subject: Re: Hiding IP address
From: dcjohn-ga on 14 Jul 2003 12:46 PDT
I just want to echo the earlier comment about TOS agreements and theft
of service.  It's one thing to use these services to maintain privacy,
but it's another matter when you're using it as a workaround to
sidestep a web service's understandable desire to keep from being
"spammed" with usage or limit access paid on free/paid member
differences in access.

There is a direct and obvious cost of web hits/use in terms of
resources and, more easily tracked, bandwidth costs.  Of course it
depends on the site, but do take a moment to consider if what you're
trying to do is illegal and really, more important than that, ethical.
Subject: Re: Hiding IP address
From: jrmjax-ga on 15 Jul 2003 15:36 PDT
My bet is that the website is NOT tracking your IP address. Most sites
track visits by your a counter in your cookie. NADA.COM uses this


Right click on your Internet Explorer icon, select properties, and
click delete cookies.
Subject: Re: Hiding IP address
From: mattie54-ga on 16 Jul 2003 03:28 PDT
I checked and this doesnt violate TOS on the website.

jrmjax- thanks but it was tracking on IP address.

Thanks, matt

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