domingo, 8 de febrero de 2009


Are you concerned about anonymity, privacy, protection, security, VPN (Virtual Private Network) and such things?. Then you'll find interesting to read how ProxyFirewall, Your-Freedom and OpenVPN works toghether.

An IP address (Internet Protocol Address) is similar to your home telephone number: telephone number identifies your telephone's physical location and your IP address identifies your computer's physical location.

Every machine connected to the Internet has a unique IP address that allows incoming and outgoing traffic information. Unfortunately, most of hacking attacks uses the victim’s IP address to monitor personal business, use personal information in identity theft, spread viruses, and other tenebrous purposes .

If your IP address isn’t hidden, virtually anyone with Internet access can track you directly to your home. Everyone can see this information (including, but not limited to, freaks, weirdos, internet crazies, software engineers, nutjobs, probable nutjobs, likely nutjobs, really likely nutjobs, really really likely nutjobs, CAPS-LOCK-LOVERS, the Police, the FBI, the CIA, and your mom). Keep that in mind.

About ProxyFireWall:

Proxy Firewall is an automatic proxy selector that will simply and easily manage proxy connections for you. Proxy Firewall does all of the work. When using Proxy Firewall there is no need for you to configure your Internet programs to use a proxy, just answer Proxy Firewall's questions when asked.

Virtually all Internet programs work when using Proxy Firewall.

More info:

ProxyFirewall WebSite

About Your-Freedom:

Are you trapped behind a firewall or a filtering web proxy and cannot access some or many web pages or use an application you would like to use or play a game you would like to play?. Is your Internet connection being censored and you would like to stick censorship where the sun doesn't shine? Would you prefer to stay anonymous, that your IP address is not logged with every access to someone's web page?Then look no further, you've found the solution!

The Your-Freedom services makes accessible what is unaccessible to you, and it hides your network address from those who don't need to know. Just download Your-Freedom client application and install or just run it on your PC; it turns your own PC into an uncensored, anonymous web proxy and an uncensored, anonymous SOCKS proxy that your applications can use, and if that's not enough it can even get you connected to the Internet just as if you were using an unrestricted DSL or cable connection -- just like the firewall suddenly went boom! You can even make your PC accessible from the Internet if you like. Nearly all applications work with Your Freedom, and so far no-one has managed to block our service completely and permanently without blocking your Internet access entirely.

More info:

Your-Freedom WebSite

About OpenVPN:

OpenVPN is a full-featured open source SSL VPN solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, Wi-Fi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load balancing, failover, and fine-grained access-controls. Starting with the fundamental premise that complexity is the enemy of security, OpenVPN offers a cost-effective, lightweight alternative to other VPN technologies that is well-targeted for the SME and enterprise markets.

More info:

OpenVPN WebSite


We're going to mount a very decent Proxy for free and it's a FireWall as well, and all of this, moreover, OpenVPN (Virtual Private Network) gives us a plus in security with SSL (SecureSocket Layer).

Let's begin downloading all three programs from Internet:

ProxyFirewall download from:

ProxyFirewall download

Your-Freedom free user account sign-up:

Your-Freedom free user account sign-up

Your-Freedom download from:

Your-Freedom download

OpenVPN download from:

OpenVPN download

Once all programs downloaded let's proceed to install and configure.

CONFIGURING "ProxyFirewall"

In Open Proxies tab clicking "Add Proxies" opens "Add Open Proxies Settings" window and write:

  1. - IP Address:

  2. - Port: 1080

  3. - Proxy Protocol: SOCK5

  4. - Click "Add to List".

  5. - Click "OK"

Easy... and now ... easier!!

  1. Let's change to "ProxyFirewall"'s "Rules" tab, select the program you want and click "Edit Rule"

  2. On "Edit Application Rule"'s window, mark "Use Proxy Server" and click the wide "Click here to select a proxy server..."'s button

  3. Then "Select a Proxy Server"'s window opens and select: "Open Proxies - SOCKS Proxies -"
  4. Click "OK"

And that's all. Your proxy mounted on localhost ( But... if localhost is my own computer... then... ¿am I trapped? no!!!... the freedom comes with Your-Freedom.

CONFIGURING "Your Freedom"

Type in user data and password when Your-Freedom asks for configuring freedom account (remember you signed-up before).

  1. In "Ports" tab select: SOCKS 4/5 Port: 1080 and Web Proxy Port: 8080

  2. Go to "Status" tab and click "Configure" button

  3. Once on "Configuration - Your-Freedom" window click "Configuration Wizard"button.

  4. Your-Freedom shows a list of servers, select one of your interest , type user name and password when asks for.

  5. On next window click "Save and Exit".

  6. Once again on "Configuration - Your-Freedom"'s window, click "Save and exit".

  7. On "Status" tab click "Connect" button.

And now you've already got ProxyFirewall's "Open Proxies - SOCKS Proxies -" running thanks to Your-Freedom.


If you install "OpenVPN" as well, then you'll be able to use the "OpenVPN Port 1194" option on Your-Freedom's "Ports" tab.

"OpenVPN" mounts a virtual network adapter which you can enjoy your Virtual Private Network that runs in a fantastic way with Your-Freedom.

Easy, isn't it?. If you want to learn more, do it. None of this soft will dissapoint you. Try, configure, study, search, experiment and you'll see the possibilities of those programs together. Go to the websites to see the full documentation.