LIS 525 - Proxy Servers
A proxy server
intercepts client requests to the real server.
If it can fulfill a request itself,
it does so;
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.
- Blue Coat Systems. 2006.
WinProxy: About WinProxy.
(WinProxy provides client-side filtering and a firewall.
US$19.95 per user for WinProxy 5.2;
free trial version available for download.)
- Jupitermedia. 2007.
What is proxy server? -
A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary.
(Definition and links to other information.)
- Microsoft. 2007.
Microsoft ISA Server: Integrated Edge Security Gateway Product.
(ISA Server provides both a firewall and Web page caching.)
- University of Western Ontario Libraries. 2007.
Western Libraries - FAQs About Proxy Servers.
(The proxy server can be used so that a client outside the UWO network
appears to the server to have an IP number in the UWO range.)
Last updated April 16, 2007.
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