June 12, 2021

Can you trace a source IP through a proxy or VPN?

I was given a tour of a SOC the other day. The director said the firewall they were monitoring could trace the source IP’s location regardless of proxy or VPN. This kind of shattered my perception of privacy. I can’t find any information on how this is done.



hardly if vpn is properly set/configured and client does not do stupid stuff


What the ‘director said’ created many dilbert episodes. Systems and sales engineers often hold their breath when the sales person starts telling a prospect what the product/service can do.


You can look at what torBrowser disables that a vpn may leak, but likely the director is talking about outgoing or less likely some incomming app with its own tracking.

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