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HTTP Proxy Over SSH Connection Mini-Howto

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

What is HTTP Proxy?

HTTP proxy is a method to connect to a website by through an intermediate “proxy” server. The way it works is that your browser sends the request for a web page to the proxy server. The proxy server then forwards the request to the website. The website sends the requested page back to the proxy server, which in turn sends it back to your browser.

Uses of HTTP Proxy

HTTP proxy is most commonly used in two cases: (1) you want to fake your identity to the website; and (2) you want to bypass a firewall.