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Ubuntu 7.10 Linux Unleashed, Third Edition by Andrew Hudson, Paul Hudson

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Chapter 20. Proxying and Reverse Proxying

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You can never have enough of two things in this world: time and bandwidth. Ubuntu comes with a proxy server—Squid—that enables you to cache web traffic on your server so that websites load faster and users consume less bandwidth.

What Is a Proxy Server?

A proxy server lies between client machines—the desktops in your company—and the Internet. As clients request websites, they do not connect directly to the Web and send the HTTP request. Instead, they connect to the local proxy server. The proxy then forwards their request ...

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