A proxy server is designed to mediate between a workstation and a worldwide network.
The proxy computer passes user requests through itself and then returns the results received from Inetrnet. This is a kind of “trustee”, contributing to the simultaneous access of all machines on the local network to the Internet. At the same time, the administrator setting up the grid is relieved of the need to assign a separate IP address to each individual point, build a complex routing scheme, and contact the provider for an additional (usually paid) service. Continue reading