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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 PYTHON proxy: Python Proxy
Proxy Name Python Proxy
Language and version python version: 2.3
HTTP version 1.1
HTTPS Connect yes
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2009-09-03
Platform all
Author Fábio Domingues
Home page http://code.google.com/p/python-proxy/
Primary features Basic HTTP proxy
Features

From the product page.

  1. Supports IPv4 and IPv6
  2. Supports HTTPS
  3. Supports HTTPS tunnelling, via CONNECT
  4. Will support FTP in the future
License MIT
Design Architecture asynchronous
Notes The code for python-proxy is small, clean and well-organised: it would make a great starting point for developing your own proxy with specialised features.