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What is a proxy server?

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2015-08-02 07:37:52

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proxy server, also known as a "

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or "application-level gateway", is a computer that acts as a

gateway between a local network (e.g., all the computers at one

company or in one building) and a larger-scale network such as the

Internet.

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Proxy servers provide increased performance and security.

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2014-12-18 16:50:06

HTTP supports proxy servers. A proxy server is a computer that

keeps copies of responses to the recent requests. The HTTP client

sends a request to the proxy server. The proxy server check its

cache if the response is in cache or not.


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