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Éireann
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What does it mean when Chrome tells you to "Uncheck Connect through a Proxy" when....
You've just gone on the biggest rant to one of your Senator's offices via phone, posted that rant here, and then suddenly can't connect to any point on the internet?

I did what Chrome said. Under LAN Settings I unchecked the "Connect via a Proxy" which is Local Host and I can not connect, but ...

What does this mean?
Éireann~

Eisteacht le gra! ~ArunaLuna (Translation from Gaelic: "Listen to Love!")

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." - Thomas Jefferson, from a Letter to John Taylor written in 1816

"Unfortunately, it is in the nature of man to tinker - even with immutable truth. Thus, we must be ever vigilant... - James Munford

“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.” - Francis Bacon

"Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths" - Aleksander Pushkin
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Re: What does it mean when Chrome tells you to "Uncheck Connect through a Proxy" when....
Exact same thing happened to me yesterday. Never happened before.

Goast in the machine or something...?
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Exact same thing happened to me yesterday. Never happened before.

Goast in the machine or something...?
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No idea.

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Last Edited by Éireann on 06/13/2013 02:29 PM
Éireann~

Eisteacht le gra! ~ArunaLuna (Translation from Gaelic: "Listen to Love!")

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." - Thomas Jefferson, from a Letter to John Taylor written in 1816

"Unfortunately, it is in the nature of man to tinker - even with immutable truth. Thus, we must be ever vigilant... - James Munford

“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.” - Francis Bacon

"Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths" - Aleksander Pushkin
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I do not give negative Karma. I believe that all opinions are worthy of debate and discussion. Free speech is essential to the growth and advancement of each individual and all of Humankind.
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Re: What does it mean when Chrome tells you to "Uncheck Connect through a Proxy" when....
Esther 4:14

English Standard Version (ESV)

14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

I guess sooner or later we each of us has this choice..
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Re: What does it mean when Chrome tells you to "Uncheck Connect through a Proxy" when....
Usually only computers in large networks (offices and companies) use proxies to access the web.

When a user acces the web via proxy, the pages are cached for future reuse in case another user request the same page or download.

Normally home users don't have a proxy and in fact that option should be unchecked. Chrome complained probably because it detected a direct access to the web but the config was telling it to use a non-existant proxy.

In fact your config was telling chrome that there was a proxy running in your own computer (localhost). Maybe a windows bug or some other software but that changed your config, i don't know... Maybe some internet virus changed this config. I recommend scanning for viruses.
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Spyware sometimes redirect you to spam while you are browsing now.
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It can override commerials on some sites too to make you think it is the commercials you click on youtube.
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Re: What does it mean when Chrome tells you to "Uncheck Connect through a Proxy" when....
You've just gone on the biggest rant to one of your Senator's offices via phone, posted that rant here, and then suddenly can't connect to any point on the internet?

I did what Chrome said. Under LAN Settings I unchecked the "Connect via a Proxy" which is Local Host and I can not connect, but ...

What does this mean?
 Quoting: Éireann


Girl - I think you and I BOTH know - it's not our computers!
It's not "conspiracy" theory - it's fact!

They want to shut up the American people so that those who want to live as "sheep" can do so in their own ignorance!

I applaud you!

~ Haarpy

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I use Facebook only to repost news articles I find important,
well the last few days... actually since the NSA news came out, I end up going to copy and paste a link,
such as the Obama saying in 2007 that innocent people shouldn't be spied on, then various other news items, and my entire internet stops working and times out and it doesn't reset and work until I completely shut down then start up again...

It's becoming obvious. Good thing I have 2 computers running haha.
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I had an odd internet issue the other day. I couldn't connect to any of the MSM websites (Fox, CNN, MSNBC, et cetera...)through my ISP. I could connect to them using a proxy though.

Lots of "gremlins" in the internet lately it seems...
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People use Chrome?
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Spyware sometimes redirect you to spam while you are browsing now.
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People still get spyware?
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Me too... we just uninstalled Norton becuase everything was being too long... I think NORTON is in bed with the CIA / WH.

I use Facebook only to repost news articles I find important,
well the last few days... actually since the NSA news came out, I end up going to copy and paste a link,
such as the Obama saying in 2007 that innocent people shouldn't be spied on, then various other news items, and my entire internet stops working and times out and it doesn't reset and work until I completely shut down then start up again...

It's becoming obvious. Good thing I have 2 computers running haha.
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Re: What does it mean when Chrome tells you to "Uncheck Connect through a Proxy" when....
You've just gone on the biggest rant to one of your Senator's offices via phone, posted that rant here, and then suddenly can't connect to any point on the internet?

I did what Chrome said. Under LAN Settings I unchecked the "Connect via a Proxy" which is Local Host and I can not connect, but ...

What does this mean?
 Quoting: Éireann


Girl - I think you and I BOTH know - it's not our computers!
It's not "conspiracy" theory - it's fact!

They want to shut up the American people so that those who want to live as "sheep" can do so in their own ignorance!

I applaud you!

~ Haarpy

hf
 Quoting: *HAARP Lady*


They know that we know. They can fuck off. Fact is they are pussies and I would kick the shit out of them for a joke.

Little fucking self-centered brown shirts cunts!
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Chrome is a free browser offered by g*o*o*g*l*e, nuff said.

switch browsers immediately!
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I'm not sure if this is related but i couldn't connect to the net last night at all. Chrome or IE wouldn't work. Maybe i finally got on a list
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Re: What does it mean when Chrome tells you to "Uncheck Connect through a Proxy" when....
Chrome uses the same Internet Explorer connection option (lan, proxy, etc). It looks like a front end of IE.
Use firefox.
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Re: What does it mean when Chrome tells you to "Uncheck Connect through a Proxy" when....
A major difference between Chrome and the rest of the offerings currently available, is that Chrome has it's own DNS (Domain Name Search) process running internally instead of using your computers DNS client service.

The supposed benefit is that when you have instant searching enabled (Searching while you still type in the term) is that it gets better at predicting the search terms you're searching for OR predicting the website you are trying to get to.

In my opinion, it's a nice option, but it can be a pain in the ass. I keep FireFox and Chrome installed on all of my machines. If Chrome starts acting wierd, I'll switch to Firefox and see if it's the browser, the machine, or my internet connection.

Most of the time, I can just kill Chrome from Task Manager (Or Process Explorer from Sysinternals.com) and restart it. This ensures that Chrome's own DNS service gets restarted as well as the browser, reducing the risk of corrupted data causing any problems.

Now, you are telling me something that I've not seen happen myself, but I know what you are talking about.

By default, Chrome uses the same Proxy settings of the Operating System, as does IE. This means that any application running on the system will use the same settings regardless.

Firefox maintains its own Proxy settings which makes it nice when troubleshooting Proxy issues or if you use a proxy at work but not at home. IE @ Work - Firefox @ Home - all without having to change any settings because you switched networks.


Now - back to your issue. By default, Windows Internet Proxy is set to "Automatically Detect Proxy" and "Automatically Configure PRoxy Settings". I always uncheck both of these because I know that I'm not using a proxy at home nor at work. When any internat application, Internet Exploder, or Chrome starts up, it spends the first few seconds checking to see if there's a proxy advertising itself on the network and if so, then downloads the proxy auto config file, and applying its settings. This is why Chrome seems slow when initially starting up and displaying your homepage or allowing you to enter data into the Omnibox or Address Omnibox.

I have to wonder - if after your protest to the senator, some shadow organization kicks off a process to tell your browser that a proxy is available and providing it with THEIR proxy settings. This is one way to hijack your internet traffic to route through their transparent proxy, thereby having full access to inspect and/or redirect any session data.

It's much easier to log your incoming and outgoing traffic thru the proxy than just recording ALL of your internet traffic and pulling all of your destinations.

Hijacking - example - This is where, say you went to GLP, that they hijack your session to an identical looking GLP server they run that could be censored or even used for entrapment.

If that is what happened, that it kicked off some process and your browser picked up a transparent proxy and tried applying the settings, or that you're sessions suddenly became slower when going thru the proxy, is worth being aware of. Not to mention, sense the NSA and Google are in bed together anyway, surely they have a backdoor into Chrome to change any settings regardless.

Just to be safe, I'd change those settings immediately. It may be a good idea to install WireShark, A free TCP/IP network traffic analysis tool that can record all of the data coming and going to your computer. This will also capture any attempts, whether successful or not, to hack INTO your computer as well as being able to see all of the established connections, where you can look up the DNS info and find out if, in fact, any government corporations are snooping around.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions or need any pointers.

Last Edited by Mr.Evil on 06/13/2013 09:28 PM
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Thoughtcrime is death. Thoughtcrime does not entail death. Thoughtcrime IS death. I have committed even before setting pen to paper the essential crime that contains all others unto itself.

1984
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Spyware sometimes redirect you to spam while you are browsing now.
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People still get spyware?
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I use Spybot Search & Destroy. I haven't had spyware since.... um.... never.
Éireann~

Eisteacht le gra! ~ArunaLuna (Translation from Gaelic: "Listen to Love!")

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." - Thomas Jefferson, from a Letter to John Taylor written in 1816

"Unfortunately, it is in the nature of man to tinker - even with immutable truth. Thus, we must be ever vigilant... - James Munford

“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.” - Francis Bacon

"Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths" - Aleksander Pushkin
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I do not give negative Karma. I believe that all opinions are worthy of debate and discussion. Free speech is essential to the growth and advancement of each individual and all of Humankind.
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Thoughtcrime is death. Thoughtcrime does not entail death. Thoughtcrime IS death. I have committed even before setting pen to paper the essential crime that contains all others unto itself.

1984
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Poor Winston.

What a complete and beautiful act of rebellion; to put pen to paper. To live in such a world where to have a personal thought, or a personal journal is a crime.

Orwell tried to warn us. He would know. He was a Fabian Socialist until they started singing the praises of Soviet Communism as the greatest form Fabian Socialism could take.
Éireann~

Eisteacht le gra! ~ArunaLuna (Translation from Gaelic: "Listen to Love!")

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." - Thomas Jefferson, from a Letter to John Taylor written in 1816

"Unfortunately, it is in the nature of man to tinker - even with immutable truth. Thus, we must be ever vigilant... - James Munford

“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.” - Francis Bacon

"Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths" - Aleksander Pushkin
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
I do not give negative Karma. I believe that all opinions are worthy of debate and discussion. Free speech is essential to the growth and advancement of each individual and all of Humankind.
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Spyware sometimes redirect you to spam while you are browsing now.
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People still get spyware?
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I use Spybot Search & Destroy. I haven't had spyware since.... um.... never.
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you look like a girl i know named victoria clifton
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Spyware sometimes redirect you to spam while you are browsing now.
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People still get spyware?
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I use Spybot Search & Destroy. I haven't had spyware since.... um.... never.
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Stop using Windows and you won't have to bother.
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Re: What does it mean when Chrome tells you to "Uncheck Connect through a Proxy" when....
A major difference between Chrome and the rest of the offerings currently available, is that Chrome has it's own DNS (Domain Name Search) process running internally instead of using your computers DNS client service.

The supposed benefit is that when you have instant searching enabled (Searching while you still type in the term) is that it gets better at predicting the search terms you're searching for OR predicting the website you are trying to get to.

In my opinion, it's a nice option, but it can be a pain in the ass. I keep FireFox and Chrome installed on all of my machines. If Chrome starts acting wierd, I'll switch to Firefox and see if it's the browser, the machine, or my internet connection.

Most of the time, I can just kill Chrome from Task Manager (Or Process Explorer from Sysinternals.com) and restart it. This ensures that Chrome's own DNS service gets restarted as well as the browser, reducing the risk of corrupted data causing any problems.

Now, you are telling me something that I've not seen happen myself, but I know what you are talking about.

By default, Chrome uses the same Proxy settings of the Operating System, as does IE. This means that any application running on the system will use the same settings regardless.

Firefox maintains its own Proxy settings which makes it nice when troubleshooting Proxy issues or if you use a proxy at work but not at home. IE @ Work - Firefox @ Home - all without having to change any settings because you switched networks.


Now - back to your issue. By default, Windows Internet Proxy is set to "Automatically Detect Proxy" and "Automatically Configure PRoxy Settings". I always uncheck both of these because I know that I'm not using a proxy at home nor at work. When any internat application, Internet Exploder, or Chrome starts up, it spends the first few seconds checking to see if there's a proxy advertising itself on the network and if so, then downloads the proxy auto config file, and applying its settings. This is why Chrome seems slow when initially starting up and displaying your homepage or allowing you to enter data into the Omnibox or Address Omnibox.

I have to wonder - if after your protest to the senator, some shadow organization kicks off a process to tell your browser that a proxy is available and providing it with THEIR proxy settings. This is one way to hijack your internet traffic to route through their transparent proxy, thereby having full access to inspect and/or redirect any session data.

It's much easier to log your incoming and outgoing traffic thru the proxy than just recording ALL of your internet traffic and pulling all of your destinations.

Hijacking - example - This is where, say you went to GLP, that they hijack your session to an identical looking GLP server they run that could be censored or even used for entrapment.

If that is what happened, that it kicked off some process and your browser picked up a transparent proxy and tried applying the settings, or that you're sessions suddenly became slower when going thru the proxy, is worth being aware of. Not to mention, sense the NSA and Google are in bed together anyway, surely they have a backdoor into Chrome to change any settings regardless.

Just to be safe, I'd change those settings immediately. It may be a good idea to install WireShark, A free TCP/IP network traffic analysis tool that can record all of the data coming and going to your computer. This will also capture any attempts, whether successful or not, to hack INTO your computer as well as being able to see all of the established connections, where you can look up the DNS info and find out if, in fact, any government corporations are snooping around.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions or need any pointers.
 Quoting: Mr.Evil

You're fantastic! Thank you for all of this valuable information! I didn't know half of it. I'm almost 8 years behind in internet technology and if you are in the business, you know how seriously behind that is.

Some of the points you've mentioned here are just... chilling.
Éireann~

Eisteacht le gra! ~ArunaLuna (Translation from Gaelic: "Listen to Love!")

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." - Thomas Jefferson, from a Letter to John Taylor written in 1816

"Unfortunately, it is in the nature of man to tinker - even with immutable truth. Thus, we must be ever vigilant... - James Munford

“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.” - Francis Bacon

"Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths" - Aleksander Pushkin
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
I do not give negative Karma. I believe that all opinions are worthy of debate and discussion. Free speech is essential to the growth and advancement of each individual and all of Humankind.
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People use Chrome?
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Haha. thats what i came here to say.

Hey OP, chrome while easy to use is not very secure, it just isnt.

FireFox is a much more secure browser and they have themes you can get for free that change the way the browsers looks and operates. One of them is made to look and act like chrome
to make it easier for people switching over.

If you decide to switch eventually just google firefox download and download directly from mozilla.

Here is a link to the theme if you switch.

[link to addons.mozilla.org (secure)]
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Spyware sometimes redirect you to spam while you are browsing now.
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People still get spyware?
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I use Spybot Search & Destroy. I haven't had spyware since.... um.... never.
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Stop using Windows and you won't have to bother.
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I need it for my job.

The company uses Citrix which is the only way I can connect to their databases and application software I use for my work. So... I had to give up my Mac back in 2005.

Of course, I'm beginning to wonder if the OS being used really matters anymore. But I thank you so much for your comment. I'm busy implementing the suggestions that Mr. Evil posted.
Éireann~

Eisteacht le gra! ~ArunaLuna (Translation from Gaelic: "Listen to Love!")

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." - Thomas Jefferson, from a Letter to John Taylor written in 1816

"Unfortunately, it is in the nature of man to tinker - even with immutable truth. Thus, we must be ever vigilant... - James Munford

“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.” - Francis Bacon

"Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths" - Aleksander Pushkin
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
I do not give negative Karma. I believe that all opinions are worthy of debate and discussion. Free speech is essential to the growth and advancement of each individual and all of Humankind.
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I've started using an anonymous VPN service. $6.00 / month.

Benefits:
* All data between my computer and the ISP is encrypted, thereby making any attempts at monitoring my internet activity useless due to the time and resources necessary to decrypt it.
* If I so chose, I could use an additional but separate anon VPN service so that there is zero chance for the isp to monitor my traffic. Even if they decrypted the first stream, they'd have a second stream to decrypt. Just aint gonna happen unless they actually have my passwords.
* For $12.00 / month, the above 2 steps enables my data to remain private between me and the actual service I'm using.
* When I download any multimedia or documents over the VPN, TimeWarnerCable can no longer disrupt my service over Copyright issues or their monopoly on such inventory, since they can not monitor my traffic in order to determine what I'm doing.
* The VPN service keeps NO logs and the servers are rebooted every 24 hours. There is NO way to match up the VPN IP im assigned to my or my credit card.
* Granted - if you use any NSA front end (Google Mail, Hotmail, etc) while using the VPN, then theoretically, with a lot of log matching, they could determine that on said date - within a reasonable expectation of elapsed time, that the same IP was used for a criminal activity - such as trying to hack into a Bank - then yea, your screwed. Anyone using the service to do something like that would make sure separate those activities so that it's not traceable back to the user.

After everything that has come to light, $6 to $12 / month seems trivial.
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Please re-enable this feature.

Love,
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this was going round couple years ago. probly a rogue coupon program.
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I've started using an anonymous VPN service. $6.00 / month.

...

After everything that has come to light, $6 to $12 / month seems trivial.
 Quoting: Mr.Evil


If the VPN uses the PPTP standard, it is trivial to decrypt the connection.

You talk about using passwords to connect. The only secure VPN is one which uses a private/public key infrastructure and one which you can be sure your private key is both uncompromised and not subject to side channel attacts (i.e. a poorly implemented random number generator and limited seed data). For this, I suggest OpenVPN.

Next, even though the connection is secure from you to the VPN company, there is no way to be sure that the VPN company isn't, in fact, keeping tabs on your usage.

Finally, you should ensure that the VPN company and its infrastructure are located outside the US and INTERPOL jurisdictions, otherwise the infrastructure is subject to seizure and may be maintained as a honey pot for subsequent connections, making it useful even if previous connections had not been logged---as per my previous note.

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