What is a proxy?

A proxy is an intermediary server that allows the user to make indirect network connections to other network services.

How do proxies work?

Users can use the proxy server to request resources from other servers (files, web pages, etc.) as they would without one. However, requesting these resources via a proxy allows the user to remain anonymous online and helps them access restricted content if their actual IP is blocked by the content provider. This is because the request will appear to be from the proxy server’s IP instead of the user’s actual IP.

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