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Is it safe to change X-Forwarded-For?

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If I mess with a chrome addon that changes "X-forwarded-for" IP so that I can bypass a geolocation-

 

will this make my VPN connection less secure/leak my real IP?

I really have no idea what I'm doing, trying to do as little damage as possible 

 

It's for a country where Air doesn't have a server.

 

Thanks!

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X-Forwarded-For is related to HTTP headers and is used by non-anonymous HTTP proxies, this is how it is usually used:


 


1. you access a site going through such a proxy


2. the proxy accesses the site for you, adds X-Forwarded-For (containing your IP address) to HTTP header


3. site reads HTTP header and now knows your IP/location


 


I would say you can safely add a fake X-Forwarded-For, regardless of your use of (Air)VPN.


It will only defeat a small portion of georestriction methods, but if it helps in your specific case, go ahead.



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