FAQ: Proxy scans
If you were directed to this page after being disconnected from DareNET, it's likely an open proxy was found on your IP address.
Why aren't open proxies allowed?
Misconfigured proxies allow anyone on the Internet to use them without any sort of authentication. They're commonly used to attack, annoy and cause disruption to channels and the network itself. This is why we do not allow them, and have instituted these detection measures to protect our users from those who would seek to abuse these proxies.
How can I fix this?
There are many different types of proxy software (consult your software's user manual for instructions on how to configure it), though in all cases you need to make sure that your proxy is configured to only allow the IP addresses within your own network to access it. A proxy which does not allow external access is considered secure, and can be used to connect to DareNET.
If you are not using any kind of proxy software, then it is likely a trojan or virus has infected your system. We recommend you perform a full virus scan with up-to-date virus definitions. If you do not have a virus scanner try AVG Anti-Virus Free.
When can I reconnect?
Your ban will expire after 30 minutes. If your proxy is configured properly, you will be able to reconnect to DareNET once the ban has expired. If it's still misconfigured, you will be banned again. These types of bans are automated and are not eligible for early removal.
I want to contact someone about this!
If you'd like to speak with a staff member about this, please go here.