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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Handling bots that request URLs in paths

In my server log, I found at least one IP address to be requesting a full URL in an awkward place. For example, the header the client sends to my server is this: GET http://www.3rdpartysite.com/file....
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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 User-...
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ProxyPassReverse doesn't keep me on the proxy URL when I click around

I have the following virtual host on my personal web server which runs on my NAS.I have dynDNS setup to redirect both mydomain.com and *.mydomain.com to my NAS. <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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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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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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iFrames & Proxy Servers

I am trying to create a web proxy server similar to those available online: you access the main webpage, enter the url in a field and then, via the web proxy server itself, it would open the page in ...