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  1. #1
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    May 2005
    SA, TX


    im really new to proxies (and just about everything else) and im looking them up on google. could anyone please help supplement / explain what im looking up.. its kinda confusing. just a basic overview of proxies would be appreciated. also if you could give me any helpful sites.

    thanks a bunch
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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    Depends what you're trying to proxy...

    Normally a proxy is used to fetch information from the internet on your behalf (i.e. by not connecting directly yourself), and the most common use of this is for web proxying. The proxy can restrict access (which I think is what you're trying to do) and to speed up access by keeping copies of some of the stuff downloaded in web pages, to give quicker access locally.

    Take a look at the squid proxy homepage for more information on this subject.
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