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Transparent Proxy

What is a transparent proxy?

A transparent proxy is a server that intercepts and redirects user requests without requiring any configuration on the client side. 

How does a transparent proxy work?

Transparent proxies, also known as forced proxies, intercept connections and act as gateways between users and the internet. The users often don’t notice a transparent proxy between them and the internet.

Forced proxies identify themselves to the target and make the real IP visible in the HTTP header. Such a proxy doesn’t protect or change your IP, it just authenticates and identifies your connection. Most forced proxies also use an outdated HTTP protocol to make your data visible to third parties.

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