What exactly does the proxy do (technically)?

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What exactly does the proxy do (technically)?

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This question was answered on March 4, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The proxy receives all http requests (clicks) from your browser, then sends those requests to remote sites for you, returning the results to your browser window

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Posted by Ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 4, 2005