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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 PYTHON proxy: ProxyHTTPServer
Proxy Name ProxyHTTPServer
Language and version python version: 2.5.1
HTTP version 1.1
HTTPS Connect no
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2007-11-24
Platform all
Author Davide Rognoni
Home page http://pypi.python.org/pypi/ProxyHTTPServer/
Primary features A proxy which you can easily modify to implement desired features.
Features The primary feature of this proxy is that it logs all HTTP requests.
License Public Domain
Design Architecture Threaded
Notes ProxyHTTPServer is based on BaseHTTPServer, and uses a straightforward and easy-to-follow design. It is published by the creator of PyWebRun