Users who wish to setup a proxy at home or home office to be used to share an Internet connection VIA modem or other Internet connection may wish to consider any of the below software products.
Friday, November 16, 2007
A proxy is a computer server or software program that is part of the gateway server or another computer that separates a local network from outside networks. A proxy server will generally cache all pages accessed through the network allowing users who may wish to visit that same page to load it faster and reduce the networks bandwidth. When a page is accessed that is not in the proxy server's cache, the proxy server will access the page using its own IP address, cache the page, and forward it to the user accessing that page.