A device (either hardware or another computer) that acts as a in-between interface between a computer and a network.

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Is there an OS X equivalent to the web debugging proxy Fiddler?

I do web development on Windows for my day job, and I rely a lot on Fiddler, which is web debugging proxy. What is an equivalent tool for OS X?
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Can anyone suggest strategies for coping with a 200MB/day Internet quota?

I have a satellite Internet connection (because I have no other choice, that's why :-) which has a quota of 200 MB per day (that is not a typo). As you can imagine, we can very easily go through that ...
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How do I connect to a SOCKS Proxy from an iPhone/iPod Touch?

I like to surf securely and privately via a SOCKS proxy which I created via SSH tunneling, on the Mac. I used the SSH client on my Mac to achieve this. Then I thought, since the iPhone OS is ...
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How to quick switch OSX proxy on/off?

I use SwitchySharp to quick switch between multi-proxies under Chrome broswer. Now I want to move to Safari(I love its "Tap to Zoom" feature), but SwitchySharp only works in Chrome, there is no a ...
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Change Network location from terminal

I have a two locations set up on my macBook. One for normal use and another for when I use a proxy, which I start from the command line. It would be very useful for me to be able to switch network ...
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Why can't I browse the internet with Safari, but Chrome is working?

I can't browse to any website using Safari; yet, Google Chrome and Firefox are working fine. The Mac App Store also reports that it cannot connect. I am running OSX 10.7.2 on a 2011 MacBook Pro.
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System proxy settings inaccessible by Java, Firefox, VMware Fusion, etc.?

I'm stuck on what appears to be an issue with the accessibility of system proxy settings by other programs. I came across this problem while trying (and failing) to run Processing-generated Java ...
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Which ports does the Messages app for OS X use?

If someone has a list of the ports that Messages uses I would appreciate that answer here. Extra votes and thanks for providing a reference. I have searched the knowledgebase and found this, but it ...
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Where is the “Send all traffic over VPN connection” setting in OSX 10.9 Mavericks?

I'm attempting to change the settings of a Cisco IPSec VPN connection which was set up through OSX's built in VPN client in system preferences. The VPN functions as expected, allowing me to access ...
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Redirect traffic using PF along with Internet Sharing

The short version: How do I redirect all traffic from en2 port 80/443 to 127.0.0.1:8080 when I have enabled Internet Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)? Some background: I am doing a master ...
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iMessage / iCloud via SSH Port forward to get through firewall

What ports does iCloud and iMessage use and is it possible to use SSH port forwarding via a proxy to use them on a network that blocks the services?
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Is it possible to have per-app network/vpn/proxy settings

I have a few different applications on my Mac that ideally I would like to run with different network settings. One app for work I need to run over my work VPN, but at the same time, I have another ...
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Command line (or other way) to change proxy config in easy way

At the company I work at we use the proxies to connect to the Internet. This works fine until I have to do XCode simulator work(in UIWebView, not Safari browser), at which time I have to turn off all ...
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Can OSX proxy settings vary by browser?

I'm moderately familiar with OSX but am attempting to solve an issue remotely. My girlfriend is in Argentina for a bit, and the IP location bars her from many "US only" sites that she frequents. To ...
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What port does iPhone native Facebook app use?

The network at my place is using a proxy. So I have set up the proxy in iPhone. I can connect to the internet and access Facebook using the Safari browser without any problem. However when I access ...
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Why browsers ignores /etc/hosts behind a SOCKS proxy?

My MacBook in office does not have internet access. So I set up an instant SOCKS Proxy over SSH to surf the web. However, when I try to add an entry to /etc/hosts, the browser does not go to the site ...
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Man in the Middle Network Proxy for iOS that supports SSL?

I'm trying to do examine some apps and what kind of network traffic they're using on my iPhone. I've set up Charles (including SSL certificates & provisioning profiles). Then, I tethered my ...
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Missing advanced network settings for iPhone USB/Bluetooth tethering

I have the same problem described here: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10082848#10082848 My iPhone is tethered to my Mac laptop via Bluetooth or USB. I want to set up a proxy ...
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How can I force the traffic of a shared internet connection through a proxy?

I'm testing a system which requires my iPad to (appear to) come from another location. The iPad also has to use Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client. I configured a manual proxy on the iPad, but AnyConnect ...
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Proxy settings for iPhone, 3G connection

I've seen that it is possible to configure a proxy with the WLAN settings in the iPhone. But I'm wondering whether it is also possible to configure a proxy for the mobile data connection.
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Website gets blocked by webfilterproxyd even without website restriction

I have a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.6.4 which has Parental Controls enabled for an account, but with Website Restrictions set to 'Allow unrestricted access to websites'. However, there is one ...
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Proxy @ work, no proxy @ home

I own a MacBookAir and surf great from home (wi-fi with WPA2). From time to time, I'd want to bring it at work where I have a connection through proxy (i know address and port). If I do save the ...
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Proxy settings won't be saved in the Keychain

On an Ethernet connection, when I manually set my proxy information, it won't save correctly in the keychain for HTTP web proxy. In the same environment, it does it correctly for HTTPS web proxy. At ...
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Unwanted saving of proxy credentials

I'm working in an environment where several users access shared iMacs (OS X 10.7.4) using generic accounts that are shared between multiple users. However when they want to access the internet they ...
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Can I proxy traffic / domains through my phone by tethering to carrier data?

Would it be possible for me to proxy example.com to http://google.com/example.com/, through my jailbroken iPhone? I would tether my connection to my laptop, so to my laptop it connects to Google's IP ...
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Unable to communicate with secure web proxy on iOS 8

I am attempting to connect to a web proxy server using the Charles proxy application installed on Windows. I have two iPhones - a 5 running iOS 8.0.2 and a 4 running iOS 7.1.2. I have used both of ...
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Configure HTTPS proxy on iPad

I have a secure login page on my localhost. In my network settings on the iPad I can only change HTTP proxy setting to access insecure pages in localhost. I have configured it this way: Server: ...
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Multiple IP addresses in Safari

Is it possible to choose which IP address will be used to browse the web? I am connected to a VPN which created tun interface with different IP addres so now I have two of them. I would also like to ...
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Can you tunnel iPhone internet traffic through a local proxy on a Mac computer?

I want to monitor the requests (and responses) my iPhone is sending via the internet. I have a web debugging proxy called Charles on my Mac, which I would like to use to monitor my iPhone's ...
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How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication

I have to use proxy servers to connect to the internet. I have set all proxies in my system proxy settings. Now I can connect to Internet using my browser and applications. But I cannot connect to ...
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Point Homebrew to a local package instead of the default, remote one

I'm trying to pull down and install the Alpine mail client with Homebrew. I'm behind a rather terrible proxy with no such thing as FTP proxying. Unfortunately the formula for Alpine requires I ...
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Can I redirect to an alternative DNS Lookup server depending on domain request

Background I had a problem loading images from a particular website. ( more details of that here) Someone at work Suggested I change my DNS servers to openDNS and see if that resolves the problem. ...
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Most programs don't use proxy

To get internet in my school I have to use the schools http proxy server. So I configured my network preferences to use the proxy. But nearly no program seems to accept that configuration and use the ...
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How to force iOS apps to use global proxy settings

Most stock apps will use the proxy settings, but apps from the App Store rarely use the proxy settings given under Settings > Wifi. I am told that the proxy API must be called explicitly, but is there ...
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How to make Apple Mail.app to use SOCKS proxy configured by a PAC file

For some reasons, I have to use a SOCKS proxy to access Gmail, otherwise, the connection will be blocked. I tried the global SOCKS agent, and the Mail.app worked fine. Nevertheless, when I turned to ...
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How can I change web page requests coming from an application?

I'm using an app that makes http requests for content. I'd like to capture those requests and change them on the fly, so that a different request goes out to the http server, and thus different ...
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Fake/randomize/delete geolocation in Safari for certain Websites

I would like Safari on Mac OS X Lion to send correct geo informations to some websites but not to others. Instead sending correct location data I would like it to send either no location data, faked ...
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Can my web app use a UNIX socket on OS X Server?

I'd rather have my Mavericks web app use a UNIX domain socket instead of a TCP port to effect a reverse proxy. I've tried using variants of the Apache syntax for UDS in the proxies section of the web ...
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Bypass proxy for local addresses

I want to use proxy on my iPhone to be able to access the internet from my organization Wifi, but I face a problem when accessing local intranet addresses (e-mail mainly) as it has to bypass proxy ...
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How can I setup Transmit along with Sidestep?

I'm using Sidestep to securely connect the Internet from everywhere I am. I have my own server as an SSH proxy. But I'm facing trouble with Transmit which doesn't seem to use the proxy settings ...
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Why isn't my auto proxy setting working for Safari 5.1 in Lion?

I have a SOCKS proxy listening on 7070 at localhost. Here is what my proxy.pac file looks like (to keep the test simple, I just return SOCKS proxy for all urls): function FindProxyForURL(url, host) ...
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how to install stunnel on mountain lion?

I currently bought an Mac, so I'm a noob :). I used to connect to my server using stunnel on windows & ubuntu. I'm also a noob in networking. I check website download section, and there's no mac ...
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Putty - equivalent Mac SSH client and commands

I'm trying to find out what the equivalent Mac SSH client is and set of commands are that would achieve the below. In Windows we use the Putty CLI utility 'Plink' to set up a SSH connection to a SSH ...
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HAVP and OS Xserver

I am running OS X server 10.8 ClamXAV is built in. I have installed and am running squidman (Squid proxy server). I'd like to install HAVP and get it up and running. The error I get when I ...
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Charles not working on iPhone at Starbucks

I'm using Charles to sniff out the traffic on my iPhone at Starbucks and for some reason it won't work with at&t wifi. Google Starbucks wifi does, however. I use my iPhone to connect to the same ...
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How can I use Torify for an App on OS X

I want one of my applications to use Tor; however the app itself does not have proxy setting and it uses the System proxy. The problem is that I don't want to set my system proxy and I just want this ...
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How to remove Landesk Core's proxy setting completely in OS X?

today my Little Snitch detect my proxyhost has requested outgoing connection to Landesk Core even though it has been removed. How can I reset the proxy settings? (FYI, they are not in system ...
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Proxy Login Popups on Mavericks

I have updated my Mac OS from Snow Leapord to Mevericks recently. I work behind proxy and I have set proxy for network and saved creadentials in Keychain too. Still I get annoying system prompts for ...
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Details of the proxy address which is being used by Mac

Is it possible to get the proxy address that my system is currently using in order to populate HTTP_PROXY variable from command line ? I would like a command so that I could set it in my .bashrc ...
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Any cydia App for choosing specific proxy country?

Like for those tv apps, in my case, from Spain which will only show certain content if you have a Spanish ip. For me in Germany I thus need some kind of proxy from Spain. Does such an app exist in ...