What is a proxy server?

Assignment

Pick at least one term that you learn in the course of your traces and research it. Provide a paragraph or two definition for the networks site glossary. Several terms there remain to be defined. Explain for a non-technical audience; in particular, explain how it might be part of their everyday life whether they know it or not. Provide sources for your information, with links where possible.

Definition of Proxy Server

A proxy server is a middleman between client (you) and server (the web). It functions as a firewall and web filter, provides shared network connections, and speeds up common requests by caching data. Proxy server provides high level of privacy since it can hide your IP address when you do any request, and encrypt your data for secure transition, and can block access to certain web pages based on IP address.

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Published by Yiting Liu

NYU ITP '21

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