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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: ICAP Server
Proxy Name ICAP Server
Language and version python version: 2.1
HTTP version 1.0
HTTPS Connect no
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2002-10-30
Platform all
Author Geetha Manjunath
Home page http://icap-server.sourceforge.net/
Primary features Content transformation
Features From the product page:

This open source project gives a complete framework for Internet Content Adaptation based on the ICAP 1.0 protocol. In short, the framework provides you a proxy-based solution for online adaptation of the contents that a user browses over the Internet. The user can write simple filters/proxylets that modify the content as desired and can easily plug it into the framework. The user can also specify a set of rules under which the different filters/content adaptors get invoked.

In particular, this framework consists of

  • an ICAP enabled proxy server (squid, a very popular open source proxy server )
  • an ICAP server (written in Python)
  • set of proxylets (filters)
  • a proxylet API (for authoring new proxylets)
  • a rule parser (based on IRML, an XML specification)
License GPL
Design Architecture Threaded