Lightboard Lessons from F5, DevCentral: What is a Proxy?

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Peter Silva, F5

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Lightboard Lessons: Short Video (10 mins) Peter Silva, from F5 lights up the various types of proxies. In networking and web traffic, a proxy is a device or server that acts on behalf of other devices. It sits between two entities and performs a service. Proxies are hardware or software solutions that sit between the client and the server and do something to requests and sometimes responses.

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