An HTTP, or web, proxy server provides a gateway between your browser and the rest of the Internet. A proxy server replaces your identity (IP address, in this case) with its own, making it possible to browse more privately, securely, and can offer additional features depending upon the proxy. XMission now provides four different web proxies. Information about each is listed below.
Privoxy is geared towards filtering pop-up advertisements and regular web advertisements. XMission had previously offered a proxy called "Junkbuster" for the same purpose. Privoxy is based off Junkbuster but provides better filtering. Privoxy also provides all of the features offered by the "Normal Caching Proxy". If you wish to use this service, find your browser on our Privoxy Usage instruction page.
DansGuardian is a web proxy capable of filtering out web content (sex, drugs, profanity, violence, etc.) some might consider offensive. DansGuardian also offers all of the features offered by "Privoxy" and the "Normal Caching Proxy". If you wish to use this service, visit our DansGuardian Usage page.
Normal Caching Proxy
Our normal proxy transparently caches web documents locally to cut down on load time. Downloading a web page from an XMission server is faster than downloading one from across the Internet. If you wish to use this service, find your browser on our Caching Proxy instruction page.
SOCKS v4 proxy services are available for customers inside the XMission network via socks.xmission.com.
Session Traversal Utilities for NAT ([STUN]) Server
A public STUN server is available for customer and non-customer use alike. STUN servers are primarily used for VoIP services traversing a NAT network. It is available at stun.xmission.com with the secondary interface at stun2.xmission.com, UDP ports 3478 and 3479.
Dial-up Web Accelerator
Our dial-up accelerator transparently compresses and caches web documents (i.e., text and html) locally to cut down on load time. Downloading compressed and cached web pages through XMission can speed up web browsing for dial-up users. To use this service, find your browser on our Dial-up Web Accelerator Usage instruction page.