i am really confused about proxy server. what exactly even is it? my understanding is: when you run a proxy server, you provide it with a few public IP addresses. these IP addresses, after being 'processed' by the proxy server, becomes proxies. you can then enter these proxy IP's in for example, a browser. when you access a website from the browser, the website will see you as coming from the proxy IP. i installed 'anon proxy server' on windows 2012 with IIS and php installed. In configuration, I do not see anywhere that asks for IP addresses that I want to make into proxies? i see people using anaon proxy server (APS) to access game sites, but they never had to provide the APS any IP addresses? can someone help me understand this?