can u tell me what is proxy sites and what is use of proxy sites

April 2, 2008 7:32am CST
can u tell me what is proxy sites and what is use of proxy sites?
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@HyugaN (50)
• Brazil
2 Apr 08
I use is free and fast
@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
2 Apr 08
From wikipedia, In computer networks, a proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application program) which services the requests of its clients by forwarding requests to other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource, available from a different server. The proxy server provides the resource by connecting to the specified server and requesting the service on behalf of the client. A proxy server may optionally alter the client's request or the server's response, and sometimes it may serve the request without contacting the specified server. In this case, it would 'cache' the first request to the remote server, so it could save the information for later, and make everything as fast as possible. A proxy server that passes all requests and replies unmodified is usually called a gateway or sometimes tunneling proxy. A proxy server can be placed in the user's local computer or at specific key points between the user and the destination servers or the Internet. ---------------- Think of proxy server as a middle man...The use of proxy server is to make it easier to connect to the target site...This also helps to hide your IP address as the target site will only be able to register the IP address of the proxy server