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What is reverse proxy feature in squid?

Reverse proxy feature of Squid  is used to accelerate the web surfing for end user. Say the Real server ‘S’ contains the resource and ‘P’ is the proxy Server. The client seek some data which is available at S. It will rely on S for the specified data for the first time and the copy of that specified data gets stored on P for configurable amount of time. For every request for that data from now P becomes the real source. This results in Less traffic, Lesser CPU usages, Lesser web resource utilization and hence lesser load to actual server S. But S has no statistics for the total traffic since P acted as actual server and no Client reached S. ‘X-Forwarded-For HTTP’ can be used to log the client IP although on S.
Technically it is feasible to use single squid server to act both as normal proxy server and reverse proxy server at the same point of time.




Other squid interview questions:
  1. What is Squid?
  2. What is Proxy Server? What is the use of Proxy Server in Computer Networks?
  3. What is the default port of squid and how to change its operating port?
  4. How to block certain domains through squid proxy server in an office ?
  5. What is Media Range Limitation  feature in squid?
  6. What is partial download feature in Squid?
  7. What is reverse proxy feature in squid?
  8. What is the cache store location in squid?
  9. What is the squid cache file format?
  10. How to clear cache in squid?
  11. How to restrict web access time in squid?

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