Feb 12 2011

Proxy only for certain sites

Your public fixed IP banned on a few sites, or you don’t want your real IP to be seen on them  ? Normally by using a proxy you can bypass this problem.

But, by adding a proxy in your IE or Firefox configuration you direct all your HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/SOCKS traffic through the proxy, something you don’t need. Remember, there are only a few websites that need this. ( Proxies are slower ).

Here is a fix for Internet Explore and Firefox ( under Windows ). We need to create a PAC file (Proxy Auto Configuration) and then instruct IE / Firefox to use it.

Create a text file named proxy.txt on your C: drive (for example) and change the sites and proxy address and port as needed.

function FindProxyForURL(url, host) {
host = host.toLowerCase();
if (dnsDomainIs(host, “banned-site.net”) ||
dnsDomainIs(host, “restrictedip.com”))
return “PROXY“; // (IP:port)

return “DIRECT”;

To tell the browsers which sites and which proxy and port to use :

Firefox : Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network -> Settings Check : Automatic proxy configuration URL. In the box write : file:///C:/proxy.txt

IE : Tools -> Internet Options  -> Connections -> Lan Settings -> Check : Use automatic configuration script. In the box write : file://C:/proxy.txt

Proxy list here : http://www.samair.ru/proxy/type-01.htm

Firefox instructions from here : http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=281605

To have different proxies for different sites use a file like this :

function FindProxyForURL(url, host) {
host = host.toLowerCase();
if (dnsDomainIs(host, “whatismyip.com”))
return “PROXY”; // (IP:port)
if (dnsDomainIs(host, “speedtest.net”))
return “PROXY”; // (IP:port)
if (dnsDomainIs(host, “AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD”))
return “PROXY”; // (IP:port)
return “DIRECT”;

Tested on Windows7

1 comment

  1. mitkoradev

    You may also use

    return “SOCKS5″;

    for a SOCKS 5 type proxy !

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