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Old 09-09-2015, 03:24 PM   #1
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how does a proxy server work?

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in general it is filtering web sites an urls. it can filter with regular expressions and with domain names. it also caches content of web sites in local drive an next time user wants to access same site, content is retrived from local cache of server, speeding time of internet surfing and saving internet traffic. it can also control traffic of file downloads and even surfing speed with delay pools. I am talking now about squid server. but you can install with squid and squidGuard together really fast and powerfull filter it does same as squid except caching site content and controlling traffic speed, but is more flexible in content filtering and is much more faster. so squid and squidguard together work fine. there is also one thing that squid is http filter. with https filtering will be next step after you learn how squid works. this is short information what i can say now. you can find more here

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whenever a user connects to a web proxy server and makes a request for the resources (in this case, “Sample.html”) that reside on a remote server (in this case,, the Dynamic VPN server forwards this request to the target server on behalf of the client, so as to fetch the requested resource and deliver it back to the client. An example of client can be a user operated computer that is connected to the Internet.
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Originally Posted by New World Dictionary:

proxy (n): "A person authorized to act on behalf of another."
That's also what a "proxy server" does. It's in an advantageous position to make a request on your behalf and to deliver the results to you, when you are not able to do the same thing without going through the proxy. So, it can act as a load-balancer, a gateway, or a guardian.
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