Using a proxy to access luxtracker?

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Using a proxy to access luxtracker?

Post by killercatfish » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:10 pm

My place of work has blocked the luxtracker... anyone know if its possible to use a proxy?

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Re: Using a proxy to access luxtracker?

Post by PJB » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:25 pm

It is possible to use a proxy or vpn but abusive proxies and vpn's might be blocked automatically.

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Re: Using a proxy to access luxtracker?

Post by killercatfish » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:00 pm

I know proxy ip in browser works for sites, but not sure how I would do that for lux.

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Re: Using a proxy to access luxtracker?

Post by PJB » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:00 am

As far as i know a proxy only changes the ip of your browser while a vpn changes the ip adres for all your outgoing internet connections, so also lux. A vpn is fully encripted and gives a lot more privacy than a proxy. But there are many different kind of proxies.

According to the forum rules its not allowed to use a vpn/anonymizer.
8. Do not use an anonymizer service to hide your IP address. If we see this, we'll assume you're a previously banned user and take appropriate action.

This is not a rule in the online play lux rules but for me it should be. That wouldnt be nice in your case but its better against people who mean harm to lux.

I think we should hear what Dustin has to say about this. I know you dont mean harm but most people using a vpn here in lux have something to hide.

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Re: Using a proxy to access luxtracker?

Post by killercatfish » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:40 am

Fair enough. Hot spotting it is!

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Re: Using a proxy to access luxtracker?

Post by The Silken Knot » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:41 pm

Oh, kcf.

The answer is to change your place of work, obviously!

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Re: Using a proxy to access luxtracker?

Post by dustin » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:31 pm

If you're in China or other countries that harsh on the internet, using a VPN would be OK. At your company, it's up to you to determine what acceptable internet use is.

I guess I'm saying just using a VPN isn't against the SIllysoft terms of use, if you have a good need for it. However, any signs of abuse or shady business from behind a VPN will be treated more harshly.

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