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Web proxy

Suppose a client sends a url request for a website to a web proxy.

If the web proxy doesn't have cache for that url request, what does it do currently in practice?

Does it reject the request and thus return error to the client?

Does it try to fetch website for that url request and return website contents to client?

In practice, do people use web proxy as a hardware or a software?

Thanks.

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Web proxy

Hi Sumedh,

If it is not in its cache, it will not drop the traffic; instead it will forward it to the gateway and hence once reply froom Gateway comes; it will server the client

Regarding your question:

In practice, do people use web proxy as a hardware or a software ?

It depends on your budget and requirements... Hardware proxies are expensive, but at same time can server a hugh client base. Wherelse, software poxies are inexpensives, but can server fair amount of clients...

Regards,

Smitesh

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