What is a Proxy

  • Proxy is getting things done by someone else instead of you do it.

In computer world

  • When you send a request over the internet; it is not directly sent to the destination instead the request goes to a proxy server, where proxy server saves the request and sends the same exact request from the proxy server saying proxy server is the server that is sending the request to the destination.(This is called forward proxy)
  • Eventually when destination returns a response to proxy, proxy server forwards that request you you. (This is called reverse proxy).
  • This is how proxy works in real world

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