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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Proxy

BackTrack also comes with several tools that can be used as a proxy. A proxy works as a middleman between two machines. When one machine wants to connect to the other machine, it only needs to connect to the proxy, and then the proxy connects to the other machine. Those two machines are not connected directly. The proxy can manage the connections between the two machines and itself.

Let's see several tools in BackTrack that can be used as a proxy.

3proxy

3proxy is a tiny proxy server. It supports the following proxies:

  • HTTP proxy with HTTPS and FTP support
  • SOCKS v4 / SOCKS v4.5 / SOCKSv5 proxy
  • POP3 proxy
  • FTP proxy
  • TCP and UDP portmapper

3proxy can be used to provide the internal user with access to external resources or to provide external users ...

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