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Forward Proxy and Reverse Proxy: The Differences

Distinguish similar concepts like a guru

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A proxy, as its name implies, is an intermediate server between clients and origin servers, which plays an important role in the whole architecture of a web application. It may be confusing for beginners about the differences between the two types of it: forward proxy and reverse proxy.

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Yang Zhou

Yang Zhou

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