How to proxify vuze

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How to proxify vuze
Proxy servers help hide your identity when sharing files on Vuze. (Internet image by Attila Toro from Fotolia.com)

Vuze, formerly called Azureus, is a file sharing application that uses torrent files for peer-to-peer file sharing. While you do not need a special connection to use the program, it does include advanced settings for using a proxy server. A proxy provides a server between your computer and the Internet so that you can be more anonymous while surfing. If you want to hide your computer's identity from hackers or other security risks, you can configure Vuze to use a proxy server to download and upload to peers.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open Vuze and select "Options" from the "Tools" menu to open the configuration settings. Click "Mode" on the left pane of the "Options" window and click "Advanced" under "User Proficiency." Click "Apply" to enter the advanced settings mode.

  2. 2

    Click the arrow icon next to "Connection" on the left pane and select "Proxy Options." Select the checkbox next to "Enable proxying of tracker communications [restart required]" and the checkbox next to "I have a SOCKS proxy" if this is your proxy type. Enter the host and port numbers for your proxy and your username and password if your proxy uses one.

  3. 3

    Select the checkbox next to "Enable proxying of peer communications (outgoing connections only) [restart required]" and the checkbox next to "Inform tracker of limitation." Select the SOCKS version your proxy uses from the drop-down menu. Select the checkbox next to "Use same proxy settings for tracker and peer communications proxy" if you do not use a separate proxy for outgoing connections. If you need to use a different proxy, enter the host, port and login information.

  4. 4

    Click "Apply" and "Close" to exit the settings. Click "File" and "Exit" to close the program. Reopen Vuze to apply your proxy settings.

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