ABN Tech Week trains engineers on the most important issues in building highly scalable software systems. The topic for today is: Forward proxy vs. reverse proxy.
The diagram below shows the differences between a forward proxy and a reverse proxy.
A forward proxy is a server that sits between user devices and the internet.
A forward proxy is commonly used for:
– Protect clients
– Avoid browsing restrictions
– Block access to certain content
A reverse proxy is a server that accepts a request from the client, forwards the request to web servers, and returns the results to the client as if the proxy server had processed the request.
– A reverse proxy is good for:
– Protect servers
– Load balancing
– Cache static contents
– Encrypt and decrypt SSL communications.
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