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How to Hide IP File Sharing on a P2P

by Erick Kristian

Hiding an IP (Internet Protocol) address on a P2P (Peer To Peer) file sharing program or network is easy to do using a proxy server. Proxy servers act as an intermediary between the user's computer and the destination. The computer connects to the proxy server, then the server connects to the P2P network. The P2P network only sees the proxy server's IP, not the user's. This is a handy free way to anonymously access P2P networks.

Step 1

Locate a free proxy server. The following sites provide free proxies: fastproxynetwork.com, freeproxyserver.ca, youhide.com, topfreeproxy.com, publicproxyservers.com, freeproxyserver.net and proxy4free.com. Look for the server's "IP" and "Port."

Step 2

Open the P2P program. Go to the program's "Options" or "Preferences" menu. Look for "Network Settings," or "Connection." These are the tabs that will bring up the program's proxy options.

Look for "Proxy Settings" once in the "Network Settings" or "Connection" menu. Enable the program to connect via a proxy. Enter the proxy information gathered in Step 1. Copy the IP to "Server Address" and the "Port." Click "OK." The program will now connect via a proxy server hiding the user's IP on the P2P network. Most P2P programs have similar menus and interfaces; however, wording might be slightly different. For example, instead of "Server Address," it may say "Server IP."

Items you will need

  • Proxy server

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