HTTP - Forward Proxy

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1 - About

A forward proxy is a proxy configuration where the proxy gives access to a public network to client hosted on a private network

In order to get content from the origin server, the client sends a request to the forward proxy naming the origin server as the target.

The proxy then requests the content from the origin server and returns it to the client.

3 - Typical usage

  • Provide HTTP access to internal clients that are otherwise restricted by a firewall.
  • web cache to reduce network usage.

4 - Client Configuration

4.1 - Windows

The client must be specially configured to use the forward proxy to access other sites. Ie the proxy parameters.

Example with Windows:

web/http/forward.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/27 21:55 by gerardnico