posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Jamuhn
Yea...but would the proxy have the power to switch the security certificate of a website?
Power? A proxy caches content from websites and sends that cached data to its clients instead of the live data from the webpage.
If the data on the real site is changed, it'll recache that data.
For highly active sites like ATS, it'll usualy refresh its data with every request.
So its pritty much just exactly what a proxy does, send out cached data and not the original data. So if the cached data is misplaced or deliberatly
wrongly linked it sends out data that doesn't come from the original site.
If your uni has something installed like Websense, it'll replace requests to certain sites with a websense message.