proxy server

[ prok-see sur-ver ]

  1. a server that receives requests, filters them, and forwards them to a network on behalf of another computer or network which it represents under a surrogate IP address: used to provide anonymity or increased security or to carry out intermediate processing.

Origin of proxy server

First recorded in 1985–90

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British Dictionary definitions for proxy server

proxy server

  1. computing a computer that acts as an intermediary between a client machine and a server, caching information to save access time

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