A proxy is a device or program that stands between two or more interconnected programs or devices. Reasons for a proxy include one or more connected parties only wanting the other to access specific data. A proxy provides a method for this.

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Cache an external site that may have a mobile version

In continuation of the answer for the "Nginx Reverse Proxy for Tumblr" question, what is the best way to cache a web-site like Tumblr with nginx, which returns distinct results depending on the ...
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Usage of special characters in the URL path instead of query-strings to allow relative linking in a web proxy

I've received complaints that the links that my software is generating aren't following the W3C URL-specification. http://www.w3.org/Addressing/URL/url-spec.txt The links generated looks like this: ...
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Why is Google downloading binaries from my web site and using bandwidth?

Since about mid-August 2014, several Google servers have been downloading all of the (very) large binary files on my web site, about once a week. The IPs all show as owned by Google, and look like ...
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Problem using mod_deflate with ProxyPass

Using Apache 2.0 (2.0.53) on a particular legacy system, enabling mod_deflate causes directly-served content to be gzip-encoded just fine. However, and this is my problem, content proxied from another ...
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Apache HTTPS ProxyPass certificate location

I'm trying to set up an Apache server that uses ProxyPass to pass HTTPS requests on to another server. Let's call the proxy server ALPHA and the target server BETA. ALPHA does not run HTTPS, but ...
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Rewrite URL with masking from HTTP to HTTPS site (on a different server) are certs needed on first server?

I have a *:80 virtual host in Apache 2.2.15 which is just a bunch of URL rewrites like: ServerAlias foo.bar biz.baz tit.tat RewriteRule / http://somesite.com (R=301,L) ServerAlias differentsite.com ...
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Proxy pass from apache to jetty using localhost

In my `/etc/apache2/sites-enabled file I have two proxy pass statements: one to a Virtuoso server which works with localhost and one to a jetty server on localhost which doesn't, because "Firefox ...
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Is it possible for a website to determine whether the user is browsing through a transparent proxy? [closed]

I'm currently browsing through a local transparent proxy. I'm receiving 404 responses from a couple of web hosts, although the proxy works perfectly with everything else; I was wondering whether it ...
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Can I detect the IP address and location of visitors to my web application who are behind a proxy?

I'm writing a web application and I need to make sure that I have the actual IP address and location of my visitors, since there are many users in Middle East and China using proxy services to bypass ...
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Should I give preferential treatment to proxy users on my ecommerce site?

I am setting up an ecommerce site that caters to a worldwide audience. I would imagine that visitors would come from everywhere, and for whatever reasons, some would be connecting through proxy ...
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Proxying is removing the end of the URL

I have an existing apache webserver, and I am trying to add YouTrack to it. Knowing anything about YouTrack is likely not relevant for this question, except that it's running Jetty 6.1. So I have it ...
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How to setup a fully functional “mirror” of a website? [closed]

PREMISES: I have a wordpress website hosted in a shared-hosting Since it's a shared hosting, I share the same ip with other GoDaddy customers A couple of times, some other customer got malware on ...
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Can using Varnish still help to improve the performance of my site if I already use CloudFlare?

I'm using CloudFlare right now. Can Varnish still help to improve the performance of my site?
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What is the precise term for serving internal URLs to external ones?

Consider URLs to a public API: https://api.example.com/items https://api.example.com/add https://api.example.com/remove ... Internally, the calls are being served from local URLs, for example: ...
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How does a CDN like CloudFlare work?

What I understand so far: You keep your current web hosting, but you change the DNS servers for your site from the DNS servers of your current hosting to CloudFlare's DNS servers. CloudFlare serves ...
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Using a server to host mail servers and redirect website requests to another server

I have 2 servers. At my registrar, the DNS of my domain points to Server1. How can I set up my servers, so that Server1 redirects all Web requests for my domain to Server2. My goal is that I can ...
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How can we find real source of suspected user entries?

I have a website where I keep logging the user entries. I found some anonymous entries in my table and I suspect they are using some kind of proxy switchers. How can I find the real source of these ...
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Nginx Reverse Proxy for Tumblr

I'm currently trying to set up a reverse proxy redirecting a domain to a tumblr blog. I've set up NGinx using this Gist. My nginx configuration looks like so: upstream tumblr { server ...
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Why is “googlehosted.com” in the DNS records for our website after signing up for DDOS protection?

Recently we had to get some DDOS protection for our website because of the large attacks we were seeing after getting a bit of popularity. We handed over our domain and hosting information to our ...
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Bypassing hosting provider country block

My Apache server is located in a farm that is blocking an entire country for the sakes of 'security' and avoiding an hacking attack. I'm trying to bypass this block, and would like help in doing so. ...
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How to prevent wpad.dat entries in log file

My Nginx access.log is FULL with lines about /wpad.dat (on a completely empty site with only "index.php") : 190.199.220.124 - - [13/Aug/2013:22:37:04 +0000] "GET /wpad.dat HTTP/1.1" 200 731 "-" ...
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Is this Google proxy a fake crawler: google-proxy-66-249-81-131.google.com?

Recently I discover that some variants of a google proxy visits my sites. I doubt these are legal Google crawlers because these crawlers are NOT always behind a proxy (like the hostname describes) and ...
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Register a .ca domain from the US — proxy service

we ara a US-based business and interested in registering a .ca domain. I understand the Canadian Presence Requirements for Registrants - CIRA (www.cira.ca/assets/Documents/Legal/Registrants/CPR.pdf). ...
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How to view website from different locations [duplicate]

I'm trying to view my website from different locations around the world. I tried browser shot but it's not really accurate and does not allow me to select which country I want. I specifically want ...
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CGI program can't access external sites through a proxy

We have a local "server" machine (Web, Samba, LTSP, DHCP.. etc) 192.168.0.11 running Mandriva / Apache2 which connects to internet using another machine as a proxy (Vista 192.168.0.2:6588). Browsers, ...
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Reverse proxy with no httpd access

I'll outline my requirement, proposed solution and if anyone has a better idea please feel free to suggest. Requirements / Desires - I want multiple clients to be connectible to an address ...
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Apache2 redirect all sub-directories to index.html of main directory?

I want to put an .htaccess file in a directory of my website. For this purpose in: www.mysite.com/dir/ Then I want anything after /dir/ to direct to /dir/index.html but still display the original ...
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Apache Reverse Proxy

I would like to host 2 Joomla! websites on separate machines using XAMPP with Apache. I need to make sure it is configured the correct way but I am not sure if I understand how it is to be written in ...
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Cache website via CDN for visitors, not for users

I'm not sure what this is called. For example, if you're logged out of Reddit, you see a cached, static version of the site from the CDN. When you're logged in, you don't hit the CDN and instead ...
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Apache2 Unwantingly Allowing Proxy Requests

I'm not sure if this is the right location, but this is fairly urgent. I have completely removed all traces of mod_proxy and the other mod_proxy mods, although the Apache server continues to allow ...
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URL rewriting via forward proxy

I have an app that runs inside my firewall and talks out to multiple end points via HTTP/HTTPS on a non-standard port e.g. http://endpoint1.domain.com:7171, http://endpoint2.domain.com:7171 What I ...
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Do Apache virtual hosts perform better when listening to different ports?

I plan to use mod_proxy to route requests to Apache virtual hosts based on the URL. example.com/foo/x is routed to foo.example.com/x, example.com/bar/x is routed to bar.example.com/x, etc. Are there ...
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Using modproxy to get around China's Great Firewall

I'm using WIX service and I like it very much. However, one big problem is that some of my colleagues are in China but their IP is blocked. I'm wondering if modproxy can help me. I would like to ...
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Managing multiple reverse proxies for one virtual host in apache2

I have many reverse proxies defined for my js-host VirtualHost, like so: /etc/apache2/sites-available/js-host <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName js-host.example.com [...] ProxyPreserveHost On ...
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Add js and css to html using squid eCAP module [closed]

Can i add js and css to html using Squi eCAP module? I read about the adaption methods. But i am unable to find the example to do it. Is there any example for this where i can read and learn.
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How to proxy with apache site from same domain but another port as a subfolder?

So I have a problem - I have my main site on apache web server on debian on port 80; I develop a web server (in some C++ or C#) and it currently runs on port 6666. But some people are living under ...
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Creating an encrypted, web-based proxy

I have moved to Asia where my internet connection is censored and I'd like to check my messages from social sites which happen to be blocked. As virtually all proxy servers are blocked in this ...
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nginx proxy rewrite not matching

I'm setting Nginx to forward requests to several backend services using proxy_pass A few of them I have to add rewrite rules to strip the folder off, however for this particular service, the rewrite ...
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Should 304 Not Modified responses include the “Last Modified” header?

I've been using the most excellent http://redbot.org tool for testing have HTTP headers on my site correct (its custom code in PHP serving dynamic content - wanting to ensure it cached where possible ...
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Web form losing POST values in a proxy environment

I have an ASP.NET form (a login page), when I POST the values to the server (windows, IIS 6), the request passes through a proxy and the POST pareameters end up getting lost and ultimately the page ...
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An ssl server as a reverse proxy to a regular server

If I have a server, secured with ssl, which is setup as a reverse proxy to another server, will the traffic still be encrypted?
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How do I get a production website to load assets from local web server?

I usually set up a local environment with the website running on my machine when I'm going to develop new functionality with JavaScript. The same goes for updating stylesheets. When there's no easy ...
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Reverse proxying only a specific URL

I have a web server at www.ourcompany.com running Apache2. Using the proxy modules, I am able to (for example) get 172.16.0.5, an internal IP device, to be accessed on www.ourcompany.com/device. The ...
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is it true that CloudFlare really doesn't affect dynamic content?

I've been reading the CloudFlare FAQ, I understand that is acts as a reverse proxy and all requests to your domain will go through CloudFlare. They say in the FAQ that it won't slow down dynamic ...
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How does proxying and caching affect analytics?

What is the effect of proxying and caching at the web server on analytics reports and figures? I have an online resource that has recently been bogged down by traffic and I want to reduce dynamic ...
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Website or service to view a page without Javascript

Is there any website or service that allows you to submit a URL and displays the corresponding page with Javascript stripped out/disabled?
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Windows equivalent of localtunnel

Does anyone know of a Windows equivalent of localtunnel?
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Show a single DIV from remote site to new site. Only http access to remote host

we have cisco CWS working which has a web administration site. On that site it has DIV with 'overall summary'. We would like to show that DIV on a centralized monitoring system web that we are doing ...
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Are there any hosting solutions for a reverse proxy?

I'm looking for a reverse proxy to get around the Great Firewall of China. Is there a service where I can point my DNS to their servers, and choose a site to proxy from? If not, what is the cheapest ...
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Ways To Block Your Freedom and Similar Proxies?

Can anyone think of ways to prevent users from registering to a .php page under certain proxies? What would a group of proxies have in similar that might not effect regular users? For example, if you ...