Types of proxy servers

Types of proxy servers

Andy Tennant

Indirectly I have already mentioned that proxies come in different types. Often the type of server is comparable to the tasks it performs. But first we will talk about the basic typing of proxies, and then we will talk in more detail about the problems these servers solve.


Such a proxy server doesn't keep any information from a website it visits. First, it will honestly inform the user that it is a proxy, and second, it will pass the IP address of the user on the other side of the server to the website. This type can be encountered in public institutions, schools.


A more popular type of proxy. Unlike the first one, it also informs the visited site about its proxy-subjectivity, but it does not transmit the client's private data. That is, it will provide impersonal information for both sides. Admittedly, no one knows how a site that is 100% aware that it is communicating with a proxy will behave.


Such proxies also identify themselves honestly, but they provide fake user data instead of the real user data. In this case, the sites will think it is a real person and will behave accordingly. For example, they will provide content that is available only in a particular region.


A variant for paranoiacs. Such proxies regularly change IP addresses, constantly giving fake data and noticeably reducing the chances of web resources to trace the traffic and somehow connect it with the client.

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