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Reverse Proxy vs Forward Proxy

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The Difference: Reverse Proxy vs Forward Proxy | Smartproxy

the structural position of a proxy – is what makes a proxy either a reverse proxy or a forward proxy

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A forward proxy is what most people call ‘a proxy’. You send a connection request to it, and the forward proxy retrieves data from the internet

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Reverse proxies control access to a server on private networks. A reverse proxy can perform authentication tasks, as well as cache or decrypt data.

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As we’ve said, you cannot really compare the two. Though their names seem to deal with the same dimension, it only concerns the position of the proxy in the client-service connection. As intermediaries, they are in opposite sides of the connection.

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