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Proxy vs. Reverse Proxy

Proxy and Reverse Proxy are both intermediary entities in a network that manage and redirect traffic, but they differ in terms of their operational setup and the direction in which they handle traffic.

Proxy (Forward Proxy)

  • Operational Direction: A Proxy, often referred to as a Forward Proxy, serves as an intermediary for requests from clients (like browsers) seeking resources from other servers. The clients connect to the proxy server, which then forwards the request to the destination server on behalf of the client.
  • Functionality:




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