for those of you who do know what www.anonx.com is: it is a PAID anonymous proxy service that will allow you to browse web, p2p without giving out your identity.
I'd like to add here that i am not promoting the service in any way. This is my personal review on the service as a customer. If you read my review and decide to try yourself, that's great. If you think this is bullshit then just walk away and dont flame. I am here to educate about privacy on p2p networks not marketing.
I, like the rest of you, do a lot of file sharing, and a lot of these files i am trading are copyrighted and companies like MPAA/RIAA would like to see me get caught and prosecuted. That's why i've been actively seeking for ways to protect myself on the p2p networks.
There are a lot of public proxy servers out there that are free. You can use them to browse the internet anonymously, no question about that. But that only protects your web browsing aspect of ur internet activity. What about p2p programs like kazaa, bittorrent? sometimes free proxy servers are not reliable, they are slow, and they DONT work!!
That's why i've turned to www.anonx.com for some help. Their service utilizes VPN procotols and overlays ur current TCP/IP internet connection.
upon connecting to their proxy server, i immediately noticed a slight drop in speed on internet browsing. Pages take slightly longer to load.
I then ran a simple whois on my current location
the result? i can't tell shit where i am lol or who my isp is. And this is the desired effect i am looking for
I started my bt client (Nova Torrent), and downloads take a lil longer to start but once they start they go pretty fast ( I got 1200kbps down/400kbps up and I usually get full speed down). And since I am in a VPN session i am sure that all my traffic is being routed through the proxy first then to my computer, the indicator on your task bar will show the two connection are flashing at the same time. This means whoever is on the tracker or users connected to the tracker will only see the ip of ur proxy server ip not ur isp ip, which is exactly what i wanted.
Opened up irc, joined a channel, did a whois, same result
this basically works on everything that requires a internet connection.
However I am having trouble with my newsreader program, since i can't connect at all my my isp's newsserver, i have yet to work this out. But i am sure once you get it to work you can post on newsgroups anonymously as well.
Edit: well my bad because my isp authenticate me by my ip address to log into the news server, since i was on proxy isp didn't allow me to log in. That was been solved now
Now for the service itself. It costs 5.95 USD per month, or 7 something dollars canadian dollarsk, which is ok, not too expensive. And you can cancel anytime via your palpay account
Speed is a lil slow but i can live with that.
Their tech support and customer support is simply amazing, fast and friendly. usually i sent a question it gets answered within 24 hours, usually sooner.
here is my email inquiring about their service:
Great questions. We have given great thought to these questions during
the setup of AnonX.
>James Bond <james_bond_rulez@> wrote ..
> "Anonx, Inc. does not condone the use of its network or resources to
> any laws of the said subscribers country of origin nor will we held
> for such violations."
> So are you saying if users are using ur service to trade, ooo i
> copyrighted material on p2p networks you would rat them out?
Lawyers made us say that. In truth we keep NO records. NONE! AnonX
does NOT know what you are surfing, downloading, sharing, hacking, etc.
AnonX does NOT even keep track if you have ever logged into AnonX
servers. And of course, we do not keep your name or any personal info in
any form. If anyone requests records we would NOT be able to produce
them because we do NOT keep records, log, databases, etc.....
We have also taken great care in structuring our companies in such away
that RIAA and others do NOT have the right to any info. Which (of
course) there is NONE.
> what is your policy when say, MPAA, writes you a complaint saying i
> violating copyright laws by sharing a movie file on bittorrent? what
Respond back that we have no way of tracking you and that they should
find you by some other means.
> I mean, come on, if ppl use p2p for "legitimate" purposes they
> need anonymous proxy services like ur company provides.
There are very legitimate reasons other than avoiding RIAA to us AnonX.
Just look at the other anonymous services that do nothing but port 80
traffic. Now, some people will use AnonX for sharing copyrighted
material. AnonX is not going to stop you and we are going to watch/monitor
your habbits. AnonX provides the service what you and others do with
"the service" is up to you.
> Also one last question, where is ur proxy servers located?
We have 40+ servers around the world. The servers are stationed in
countries friendly to our anonymous company structure.
If you have any other question please e-mail us again.
Thanks AnonX Customer Service
> Thx for ur time
> James Bond"