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    Okay, so, sadly, I had to meet in my life Fair Use Policy limits, or rather Fear Use Policy, if you asks me. So I often looked into ways to save data because computers tend to thinks there's plenty available out of their box, while this isn't clearly the case everywhere, especially in mobile but sadly in broadband as well. What a nightmare.

    So, I wonder if anyone have asked yet about Proxies. There was a time where ISPs gave compression proxies to speed up their network and avoid bigger bills on your and on their side. Nice. But I also know you have to search for it or ask it, except in cases where ISPs put this in place on your behalf and without your approval, but that happens rarely.

    Basically, a compression proxy handles all your web traffic to find images and so on. At each time you load a page, you asks your ISP proxy to load it for you. Then, the proxy can choose to either deliver you a compressed copy of the web page, with a bit uglier images, but using less data, or to borrow it directly from the website if the proxy doesn't have any copy yet, because no other users except you visited the website lately. The benefit for ISP is that, if many people visits the same website, the proxy just deliver what's on its hard disk, avoiding the ISP to pay Internet traffic. On your side, the benefit is that you can load more web pages just with a quality cost.

    Have anybody yet asked their ISP about this kind of compression proxies? Something to share about it?

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    I tried to use proxy to reduce my data cost but I don't know why it did not work. If you do not want to load the images, why not install the 'image blocker' add on to reduce the data and increase the speed. Right now, I only use proxies to access websites which can only be accessed by citizens of a particular country.

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    You can even block the images using Opera browser or with the help of an application such as "Image Blocker" as suggested by @Mooray. In some sites (especially online earning site), it is forbidden to use proxies to override the geo settings. Opera also compress data to some extent.

    Even some forums (like FourmCoin) do not allow to use Opera to go through their sites.

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    My friends kindly help me. What are proxies? Of course I can Google it up but just tell me because it seems you understand a lot about it and I would also love to be on the know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mwazaule View Post
    My friends kindly help me. What are proxies? Of course I can Google it up but just tell me because it seems you understand a lot about it and I would also love to be on the know.
    A proxy is a program or device that performs a task Internet computer instead. A proxy is an intermediate point between a computer connected to the Internet and the server being accessed. When navigating through a proxy, we really are not going directly to the server, but we made a request on the proxy and it is he who connects to the server that we want to access and returns the result of the request.

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    The most common use is the proxy server, a computer that intercepts network connections that a client makes a target server. Of these, the most famous is the web proxy server (commonly known only as "proxy"). Intercepts customer browsing web pages, for several possible reasons: security, performance, anonymity, etc. There are also proxies for other protocols, such as FTP proxy.

    The proxy ARP can make a network router, as is the intermediary between computers. Proxy (design pattern) is also a design pattern (programming) with the same pattern as the network proxy. A hardware component can also act as an intermediary for others (for example, a USB keyboard that you can connect more USB devices).

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