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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: HTTP Replicator
Proxy Name HTTP Replicator
Language and version python version: 2.3
HTTP version 1.1
HTTPS Connect no
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2008-01-31
Platform Linux
Author Gertjan
Home page http://freshmeat.net/projects/http-replicator
Primary features Caching. Designed for caching Debian packages. Good asyncore design pattern.
Features

Replicator is a replicating HTTP proxy server. Files that are downloaded through the proxy are transparently stored in a private cache, so an exact copy of accessed remote files is created on the local machine. It is in essence a general purpose proxy server, but especially suited for maintaining a cache of Debian packages.

License GPL
Design Architecture Fibers
Notes A debian package is available. The python code is discussed on the project homepage. HTTP Replicator was re-written in 2008 to use Fibers, i.e. lightweight threads scheduled through cooperative multitasking, implemented using python generators.