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Proxy types

All proxies in Octo Browser are divided by type into proxy manager (proxies saved in the quick selection list) and temporary proxies (must be entered manually in the profile settings).

Proxy Manager is a section where you add your proxies to the list and can quickly connect it to your profile in one click (no need to re-enter the data).

Octo Browser supports all popular proxy protocols such as http/https, socks5, or ssh proxies. When choosing a proxy, consider the protocol features and the required level of anonymity. So, for example, the http proxy type cannot be considered a completely anonymous solution, while https, socks5 or ssh can completely pass requests without leaving a trace.

In addition to the IPv4 protocol, Octo Browser also supports the use of IPv6 proxies. IPv6 proxy is a new, more flexible and capacious online protocol. Currently, IPv6 proxies can be written in the hostname field. The following pattern is used: [host]:port:login:password.

When choosing a proxy type, give preference to socks5 or ssh proxies, and avoid using proxies with restrictions on use with certain services. This can cause further problems when checking the proxy at the time the profile is started.

When buying shared proxies (shared among several buyers), keep in mind that the throughput directly depends on the number of people using the proxy. When working with this type of proxy, you may experience problems with the speed of access to resources, or the proxy may simply be unstable.