Different of Transparent Proxy, Anonymous Proxy and Elite Proxy

September 21st, 2010 by admin | Filed under Proxy.

Transparent Proxy
Transparent Proxy is just a normal proxy server that will not change any of  your online privacy.

Transparent Proxy can play the role of offering one feature process by caching frequently accessed pages tospeed up access and  reduces download time for the user. There are a lot of companies out there using transparent proxy for filtering purposes.

To let you have a better understanding, a transparent proxy can be illustrated with the following information:

REMOTE_ADDR = Proxy’s IP address

HTTP_VIA = Proxy’s IP address

HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR = Your real IP address

Anonymous Proxy
The other proxy that provide more privacy is an anonymous proxy provides the caching benefits of a transparent proxy, while hiding your IP address by replacing with either the proxies IP, or a random address.

Anonymous Proxy server does not send HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR variable to host, this improves privacy since your IP address cannot be logged.

An anonymous proxy will display the following information:

REMOTE_ADDR = Proxy’s IP address

HTTP_VIA = Proxy’s IP address

HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR = Proxy’s IP address or a random ip

Elite Proxy
An elite or high anonymous proxy makes your system look the same as a non-proxied system. This provides the best security and there’s no way to detect an elite proxy.

High anonymity Servers don’t send HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR, HTTP_VIA and HTTP_PROXY_CONNECTION variables. Host doesn’t even know you are using proxy server and of course it doesn’t know your IP address.

The elite proxy only include the REMOTE_ADDR header with the IP address of the proxy server, making it appear that the proxy server is the client. A website could still suspect a proxy is being used if the client sends packets which include a cookie from a previous visit that did not use the high anonymity proxy server. Clearing cookies, and possibly the cache, would solve this problem.

A highly anonymous proxy will display the following information:

REMOTE_ADDR = Proxy’s IP address

HTTP_VIA = blank

HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR = blank

only include the REMOTE_ADDR header with the IP address of the proxy server, making it appear that the proxy server is the client. A website could still suspect a proxy is being used if the client sends packets which include a cookie from a previous visit that did not use the high anonymity proxy server. Clearing cookies, and possibly the cache, would solve this problem.
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4 Responses to “Different of Transparent Proxy, Anonymous Proxy and Elite Proxy”

  1. Great guide, I never knew the difference between elite and anonymous proxies but I guess I should stick to elite. Can you explain how a VPN is different or better than an elite proxy? Thanks keep up the good work.

  2. it is awesome explanation about different types of proxies.
    Shall u explain the how to identify blacklisted proxies?

  3. Oster blenders parts says:

    I have scrapebox, I am confuse that whether I use anonymous or elite when using scrapebox application.
    Please guide me with this if you know better about this.

  4. admin says:

    Scrapebox got proxy scrapper where you can use it to scrape and test for live proxies for you to use.

    Elite proxy normally only available where you need to pay for monthly fees like the:
    http://www.1proxyfree.com
    http://proxybonanza.com/
    http://5socks.net/en/index.html

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