HTTP - Proxy (Forward Proxy)

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1 - About

An proxy (or forward proxy) is an intermediate server that sits between the client and the origin server.


3 - Typical usage

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

4 - Procedure

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

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

5 - Configuration

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

Example with Windows:

6 - Documentation / Reference

web/http/proxy.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/09 14:08 by gerardnico