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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: Twisted Web Proxy
Proxy Name Twisted Web Proxy
Language and version python version: 2.5
HTTP version 1.0
HTTPS Connect no
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2011-11-28
Platform all
Author jesstess
Home page http://twistedmatrix.com/documents/current/api/twisted.web.proxy.Proxy.html
Primary features "This class implements a simple web proxy"
Features

A good example of Twisted web programming.

License
Design Architecture twisted
Notes Here is the API documentation for the twisted web proxy. Here is code sample showing how to use the twisted web proxy.