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This site presents a list of open source HTTP proxies written in java and python, with comparison tables, so that you compare the proxies on a feature by feature basis. Further detail is available on each proxy: click it's name for more info.

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A HTTP proxy acts as an intermediary between a HTTP client (i.e. browser) and HTTP server. It receives all requests from the browser, and relays them (possibly modified) to the server. Likewise, it receives all responses from the server, and relays them (possibly modified) to the client. HTTP Proxies can be used for a wide variety of tasks, including filtering, logging, caching, etc, etc, etc.

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Detailed information about JAVA proxy: MaxQ
Proxy Name MaxQ
Language and version java version: 1.4
HTTP version 1.1
HTTPS Connect no
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2009-01-13
Platform all
Author Many authors
Home page http://maxq.tigris.org/
Primary features MaxQ is primarily a web testing tool. The HTTP proxy component of MaxQ is primarily a HTTP session record and playback tool
Features

From the product page

  1. Free and open source.
  2. Scripts are written in Jython, an implementation of Python. Python scripts are easy to understand, modify and extend.
  3. Alternatively, the captured HTTP sessions may be saved as XML files, according to ISAC format, for (massive) replay with CLIF load testing platform (see clif.objectweb.org for details).
  4. Works from the command line so you can run scripts unattended.
  5. Understands cookies.
  6. Written in Java so it runs anywhere.
  7. Easy to enhance because the source code is simple.
  8. Scripts can run as JUnit tests.
  9. Works behind proxy servers.
License BSD
Design Architecture Threaded
Notes MaxQ has an active community and is well supported. The MaxQ proxy contains its own bespoke HTTP server.