A proxy is a server that acts as an intermediary between a user's machine and another network, usually the Internet. It allows the user to retrieve data without revealing his IP address.
When a user makes a request on the Internet:
- The request will be directed to the proxy server.
- The proxy replaces the user's IP address with its own address and transmits the request to the application server.
- When the proxy receives the response, it sends it back to the user.
The following are the benefits of using a proxy:
- Privacy: by masking the user's identity.
- Speed: by caching files.
- Security: by filtering out certain malicious web content.
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