The Cloakfish control screen
This tab shows the control part of Cloakfish.
The list on the right side shows three configured proxies
The Cloakfish license screen
This tab shows your current license status and can be used to store or refresh your license.
The upper part contains your registered email address and your chosen password.
The lower part shows the license information obtained from the Cloakfish servers.
This screenshot shows an example license which includes 100 new proxies / month.
(Currently 7 of 100 proxies (ips) are activated)
Adding a new proxy
By clicking on the (+) icon a new proxy is added to your control list.
The currently selected anonymity (slider on the left) is applied to the new proxy.
To use a new proxy a IP has to be selected.
This happens through a right click on a specified proxy, or by pressing the 'Choose IP' button.
Using the right click / Quick IP selection menu
The fastest way to prepare a new proxy by using the right mouse button on it.
This opens a list of your currently activated IPs.
By clicking on the 'Choose IP' button or the last Entry ('Show full featured dialog'), you
will open a new window to activate new ips.
Proxy IP activation window
This window let you choose an IP from hundreds currently available and running proxies.
The list is sorted by the Top Level Domain (tld) (.com, .uk, .de, .info).
Your currently activated (licensed) IPs are colored in green.
Proxy list - filter options
You can refine your view of the available proxies by several options:
Ports: By default all proxies are able to handle port 80 and 443.
Port 80 is normal WWW/HTTP (like this site), Port 443 is encrypted WWW (SSL).
Proxy boot status
When activating a proxy it will 'boot up' starting at 0%.
As soon as a proxy reaches 100% it is ready to use, this typically takes a few seconds.
The Cloakfish client is constantly testing all online proxies for communication problems.
In case a proxy becomes unavailable it will report the issue to the Cloakfish servers.
Such a proxy expires and the Cloakfish client prompts to choose a new IP.
The Cloakfish servers verify and test all proxies automatically to always keep a valid ip list.
Proxy IP auto-rotation and auto-activation
This is one powerful feature of Cloakfish! Auto-rotation includes a number of sub-features: