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does using a proxy make your p2p sharing undetectable by universities?

November 15, 2012 by admin  
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Question by Harold S: does using a proxy make your p2p sharing undetectable by universities?

will using a proxy like tor allow u to get stuff without your university getting the wiser?

Best answer:

Answer by samsbc12
Depends on how your university trys to track you. If they are serious about p2p filesharing they can find out anyways.

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3 Responses to “does using a proxy make your p2p sharing undetectable by universities?”
  1. Lord Garth says:

    No, and it depends on the level of security they have. Nowadays most universities like most businesses use packet sniffers and once they detect heavy bandwidth usage they would more than likely run diagnostics to determine what is going on especially if it slows down the network.

  2. Shawn says:

    Any of these firewalls and network security devices can detect a proxy as soon as you connect to it. All they have to do to determine if it is a proxy or a web site it to try and connect themselves. If they get a response the security software knows it’s a proxy and you’re blocked. The only question is whether the system is set to auto block or does it email the admin and let him do it manually, which can buy a few hours.

    The other problem is that you are breaking numerous laws by trying to hack a government (most schools are government run) security system.

    So let’s say you get a proxy to work for a bit. What do you get? A lot of these are hacker pots designed to either steal your information or plant bots on your computer that they can use. Even if it’s not a hacker pot it’s probably loaded with advertisements as that’s how the owner is making money. In either case the owner has no incentive to provide fast response or high bandwidth.

    At the end of the day you’re just wasting a lot of time that could be spent doing something more productive.

    See more about proxies in the article below:

  3. TheDudeyouwanted says:

    Did you try USENET with SSL? Its not p2p but allot faster and more secured.

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