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HTTP Proxy

HTTP Proxy
A proxy that serves up web pages from an external network (such as the internet).

An HTTP Proxy provides a gateway between a LAN and a WAN (such as the internet), allowing clients on the LAN to make HTTP requests for pages from the WAN. The Proxy receives these requests and makes the corresponding request from the WAN, returning the result. An HTTP Proxy will typically also provide some caching to improve the apparent speed of the connect, this can be useful if an office shares a slow internet connection.

For more information see:

  • www.handcraftedsoftware.org - Download site for FreeProxy, a free HTTP Proxy, which also provides other proxy services including POP and FTP proxy.