LIS 525 - Proxy Servers

A proxy server intercepts client requests to the real server. If it can fulfill a request itself, it does so; otherwise, it may forward the request to the real server.

Proxy servers may be used to improve performance, to filter requests, to allow access from within a firewall, to allow sharing of connections, or to comply with user validation requirements.


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