Proxy Server in headlines after the announcement of WhatsApp, know what is a proxy server, how it works
Proxy Server: Proxy server was in the headlines last week. The proxy server provides you a way to connect traffic through another server in case of an internet shutdown.
The proxy server works even when the internet is down. (Photo-Shutterstock)
- Proxy servers provide a way for users to route traffic through other servers.
- WhatsApp is giving users the facility to connect through proxy servers.
- A proxy server acts as a gateway between users and the Internet.
New Delhi. Last week, after an announcement by WhatsApp, Proxy Server was in the headlines. Actually, there is good news for instant messaging app WhatsApp users. Now they will be able to send messages through WhatsApp even after the services of the app have been stopped through internet shutdown or censorship.
Last week, WhatsApp announced worldwide proxy server support for users. WhatsApp is giving users the facility to connect through proxy servers so that users can send messages online even when the internet is shut down or shut down or internet service is interrupted, that is, now WhatsApp users will be able to chat without the internet.
A proxy server acts as a gateway between users and the Internet.
Many times any website is blocked in your school or office. If you want to open that website then it will not open normally. Although through the proxy server, you can operate any blocked website. It is a system or router, which acts as a gateway between users and the Internet. Proxy means taking the place of someone else or acting on behalf of someone else. In the same way, the proxy server acts like a middleman between you and the internet.
How proxy server works
Proxy servers are used to access block websites or prevent cyber attacks on private networks. When you open a blocked website through a proxy server, your identity (IP address) is hidden on the Internet and an IP address is shown on which that website is not blocked. In this way, the proxy server creates a bypass connection between you and the internet server. In such a situation, the website does not know who is accessing it from where.