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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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What is a HTTP proxy?

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: mprox
Proxy Name mprox
Language and version java version: 1.2
HTTP version
HTTPS Connect no
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2000-03-22
Platform all
Author Florian Ledermann, Bruno Randolf
Home page http://www.subnet.at/projects/mprox/
Primary features mprox is "a new layer of consciousness on the web."
License GPL
Design Architecture Threaded
Notes The mprox website is a little dis-organised: here is a direct link to where you can download mprox. You can also use mprox by setting your browser proxy settings to mprox.subnet.at:8090. Mprox contains its own bespoke HTTP server.