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Proxy Server : is an intermediary servers between client and the internet

Basic Functionalities :

  1. Firewall and Network data filtering
  2. Network connection sharing
  3. Data caching

Purpose of Proxy Server :

  • Monitoring and Filtering
  • Improving performance
  • Translation
  • Accessing services anonymously
  • Security

Monitoring and Filtering :

It fasten the service by retrieving content from the cache which was saved when previous requests was made by the client

Translation :

Source content with original local content

Accessing services anonymously :

In this, the destination server receives the request from the anonymizing proxy server and thus does not receive information about the end-user

Security :

Since the proxy server hides the identity of the user hence it protects from spam and hacker attacks

Types of Proxies

  1. Forward Proxies
  2. Open Proxies
  3. Reverse Proxies

Forward Proxies :

In this the client requests its interana network server to forward to the internet

Open Proxies :

Open proxies helps the clients to conceal their IP address while browsing the web

Reverse Proxies :

In this, the requests are forwarded to one or more proxy servers and the response from the proxy server is retrieved as if it came directly from the original server

Proxy server Interface

  1. Start Proxy
  2. Stop Proxy
  3. Exit
  4. Blocking URL
  5. Blocking client
  6. Manage Log
  7. Manage cache
  8. Modify Configuration

Proxy Architecture

http://www.proxy server Architecture

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