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What's the difference between Proxy and VPN if I have the VPN and want to mask my ip for torrents? I'm using the client but have no idea how to check if its masking my IP. Should I add the VPN Hostname for the server I want to my qbit and add auth with my UN/PW or do I do a socks5 like the guide?

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On 11/06/2018 at 12:17 AM, Justboss said:

What's the difference between Proxy and VPN if I have the VPN and want to mask my ip for torrents? I'm using the client but have no idea how to check if its masking my IP. Should I add the VPN Hostname for the server I want to my qbit and add auth with my UN/PW or do I do a socks5 like the guide?

 

Hello,

If using a VPN then all traffic is automatically rerouted through the VPN and therefore all apps running and accessing the internet will do so behind the VPN -  a proxy will just place your torrent client behind a proxy - there are possibilities of a proxy leaking if you have features enabled that can open connections to ports outside the proxy though so it has to be configured correctly.

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