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Virendran Pushpanayagam
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Hi,

Can someone tell me what reverse proxy is in a nutshell.

Thank you.
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Viren
 
Cleuton Sampaio
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Hi,

A proxy connects you to another server. A reverse proxy receives your connection and decides to which server you should be directed.

It is used to separate requests and direct for the appropriate server.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_proxy

Cleuton (Brazil)
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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