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What techniques can a expert employ to see if a website visitor is using proxy?

September 27, 2011 by admin  
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Question by Emily Ball: What techniques can a expert employ to see if a website visitor is using proxy?

Hello again,

I have another question as well. What techniques can a professional webmaster employ to find if a visitor is using proxy and try to identify the person.

Imagine following scenario, if a visitor uses 10 different VPN`s(assuming they are perfect vpn`s), and visits a website 10 different times, can a webmaster tell if the visitor on all these 10 occasions are the same visitor?

Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by TaintedJ
cookies are one way, you can also examine the user agent, if you can notice similarities then you can start banning that, but it’s a slippery slope since you might catch some real users. other than that, start collecting proxy lists, and ban those

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