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HTTP Proxies

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by bizminder, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. bizminder

    bizminder Registered Member

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    Why are HTTP Proxies used?Are they always secure?
     
  2. justone

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    Wikipedia would tell you.
    HTTP proxies can give a performance boost compared to SOCKS and other lower-layer protocols.
    HTTP proxies understand the HTTP protocol, so they can use caching technologies. For example they can pre-download the data you get (a technique used at seo-proxies.com) so the data is downloaded with 100mbps+, this can increase your performance.

    They are not always secure, actually they are usually less secure. (depends on their configuration)