Chapter 15. Apache as a Proxy Server

This hour explains how to configure Apache as a forward proxy and a reverse proxy. You can use a forward proxy to allow multiple clients to access the Internet through a single, controlled point. You can use a reverse proxy to protect or load balance backend servers containing sensitive data. The caching filter in Apache allows for faster access for clients and reduced load on the servers. In this hour, you will learn how to

Introduction to Proxy Servers

Apache can be configured as a proxy server. A proxy is a program that performs requests on behalf of another.

There are different kinds of Web proxies. A traditional ...

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