How a Proxy works

October 21st, 2019

Introduction

A proxy allows other computers to connect to a network indirectly through it. When a computer on the network wants to access information or a resource, it is actually the proxy who performs the communication and then transfers the result to the initial computer. In some cases this is done because direct communication is not possible and in other cases because the proxy adds additional functionality, such as keeping the results obtained (e.g., a web page) in a cache that can speed up successive matching queries. Various techniques are grouped together under this general name of


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