How proxies work?
When a device connects to the internet through a proxy, the proxy server intercepts the connection request and establishes a separate connection to the destination website or server on behalf of the device. The device then sends its data through the proxy server, which forwards the data to the destination server. The destination server responds to the proxy server, which in turn sends the response back to the device.
This process allows the device to access the internet through a different IP address and port than its own, which can provide anonymity and protect the device's identity. It also allows the proxy server to act as a middleman, filtering and modifying the data being sent and received by the device.
There are several types of proxies, including HTTP proxies, HTTPS proxies, and SOCKS proxies, each with their own specific uses and capabilities.
In summary, proxies are server-side applications that act as intermediaries between a device and the internet, allowing the device to access the internet through a different IP address and port and providing an additional layer of anonymity and security. They can also act as middlemen, filtering and modifying the data being sent and received by the device. a specific communication channel used by a device to exchange data on a network. When using a proxy, you may be asked to specify a port number in order to establish a connection through the proxy server.