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A new unbeatable threat for proxy sites?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by BuzzyDev, Oct 13, 2008.

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    Recently I have started to see sites as G.ho.st, check http://www.g.ho.st/home/KeyFeatures.jsp?language=en that offer for free (and without any ads) a virtual computer for users.
    With that "computer" people can surf, store/download files, listen to music, share info with friends, etc., such as if it were a laptop inside a web browser.
    Those sites run inside cloud computing platforms that can handle massive traffic easily!!!.
    SEMrush
    Will they be a serious threat for proxy sites in the near future? :eek: What do you think?
     
    BuzzyDev, Oct 13, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. thpinky

    thpinky Banned

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    not really it's just one site. No big deal, plus there's no surf annoynimously box anywhere.
     
    thpinky, Oct 13, 2008 IP
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    lol how will you manage to access this service from SCHOOLS and UNIVERSITY ?
    You cannot install anything on school computers how will u use their app?
     
    tripad, Oct 13, 2008 IP
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    Kwaku Well-Known Member

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    If people start to use that as a proxy, it won't be adless/free for very long. The cost running a proxy can be daunting especially considering this software was not written for that and wil, most likely eat up their servers.
     
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  5. kiteguy123

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    It's no real threat to be honest. That's just one site, and there are probably millions of proxy sites out there, so if that single site you mentioned gets blocked then they'll have to go back to proxies to surf passed web blocks and filters anyway.
     
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  6. MelogKnaj

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    There are bigger threats to proxy sites out there, for example google recently sponsored a service that basically reroutes you through 3 separate computers to antonymous and protect yourself like a proxy. All for free and without ads.
     
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  7. BuzzyDev

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    I guess all is done inside a browser window
     
    BuzzyDev, Oct 14, 2008 IP
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    Well I don't think their servers will suffer too much because it works upon a utility computing platform provided by Amazon, but it is interesting to analyze how they will monetize that service
     
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    Well, this is very reasonable... I have only seen a couple of sites like that. :D
     
    BuzzyDev, Oct 14, 2008 IP
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    What's the site of the Google proxy?
     
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    g.ho.st is uuuuber old. They have been around for 3+ years. I dont think the proxy business has been damaged by them;)
     
    havenalmighty, Oct 14, 2008 IP