transparent proxy vs non-transparent


  • can someone explain please

    what is the purpose of using transparent proxy if my PC still connect to remote site directly ... I can see it in netstat -a :

    TCP 192.168.10.10:51517 13.107.6.163:https ESTABLISHED

    when I use non-transparent proxy it connects via proxy server (what is required, and this is what I been looking for, a 3rd party player who does all required job while I am sitting behind its back)

    TCP 192.168.10.10:51517 192.168.10.1:https ESTABLISHED

    but as read somewhere it less safe (secured) than transparent ???

    highly appreciate if any qualified answers available


  • Some services or programs has connection issues when using a transparent proxy.
    So to solve this you use:
    WPAD to auto setup manual proxy
    Transparent proxy to catch the rest
    https://forum.netgate.com/topic/100342/guide-to-filtering-web-content-http-and-https-with-pfsense-2-3/189