Routed or non-routed
The only requirement for Proxy Server is that all internal network clients are able to access the internal interface of the Proxy Server computer.
In a routed environment, you need to ensure that internal network clients remote from the Proxy Server internal interface are able to access the appropriate routes to reach the proxy server.
A proxy server acts as an intermediary between your computer and the Internet. It is most frequently used when there is a corporate intranet and users are connected to a LAN.
It can also work with a firewall to provide a security barrier between your internal network and the Internet. In addition, corporate administrators can balance proxy loads and block undesirable sites.
Proxy servers are becoming more advanced in their ability to reduce network traffic by caching content that is frequently requested by the browsers they serve.
Proxy Server Characteristics
A proxy server consists of the following characteristics.
- A proxy server can freely modify application layer data
- It usually receives a TCP session from the origin
- It usually forms a TCP session to target
- It may read application layer data to define target
- A proxy server is target of an IP packet when using the IP protocol
Application server routing SOAP requests
The following list contains characteristics of an application delivering SOAP requests.
- Conforms to well-defined routing protocols
- Usually receives a TCP session from origin
- Usually forms a TCP session to target
- May read application layer data to define target
- Is target of an IP packet when using the IP protocol
All Windows Server operating systems support (DHCP) Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol that businesses can use to assign IP addresses to computers on the company network automatically.
DHCP lets network administrators add systems to the network quickly, without having to configure IP address and gateway information manually. In addition to assigning IP addresses, you can also configure
DHCP to provide connection details to computers on the network if your company uses a proxy server to filter and serve Web traffic between the local network and the Internet.
By creating predefined options and values in the DHCP settings, browsers on network computers connect to the Internet using proxy server settings specified by the administrator on the Windows Server machine.