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Proxy is...Proxy server is a computer that serves as another computer to make requests to the content of the Internet. Proxy to act as a gateway for each client computer. Web server that receives a request from the proxy server will interpret the up requests as if the request comes directly from the client computer, instead of a computer server. Proxy servers can also be used to secure private network that is connected to a public network. Proxy servers have more functions than the router that features packet filtering because the proxy server is operating at a higher level and have a more comprehensive control of the access network. Proxy provides the resource either by connecting to a specific server or by serving from the cache. In some cases, the proxy may alter the client's request or the server's response for various purposes.
Types of ProxyThere are four types of proxy servers:
- Transparent Proxy. The type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server and also makes the original IP address available through the http headers. It is generally used for their ability to cache websites and do not effectively provide any anonymity to those who use them. However, the use of a transparent proxy will expose you Banned IP. It is transparent in terms of your IP address seen by the public and not transparent in terms that you do not know that you use (your system is not specifically configured to use it.)
- Anonymous Proxy. This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server, but does not make the original IP address available. Types of proxy servers detected, but provides reasonable anonymity for most users.
- Distorting Proxy. This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server, but make the original incorrect IP address available through the http headers.
- High Anonymous Proxy. This type of proxy server does not identify itself as a proxy server and does not provide the IP address of the original.