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Proxy Server


A proxy server is a computer server which acts in the place of individual users when connecting to Web sites. The proxy server receives requests from individual workstations and PCs and then sends this request to the Internet. It then delivers the resultant information to the requesting PC on the network.

When used in conjunction with a firewall, a proxy server's identify (and its connected PCs) is completely masked or hidden from other users. This is the manner in which secure sites operate.

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