What is Proxy Server? How to install Paros Proxy Server?

What is Proxy Server?

A proxy server acts as an intermediate between the Internet and user. It is a web server that separates user and the Internet from each other. By using a proxy, it’s possible to offer several different levels of functionality, online security, and sensitive information depending on how user use the Internet, needs, or workplace policy.

A proxy server works by having the Internet connection go through the proxy and to the Internet address user have requested. The request is then sent back through the same proxy server and ensures that user receive the requested website.

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Modern proxies have many other features than forwarding web requests.
A proxy can have many functions, both with an emphasis on data security and network performance. It can also act as a firewall or web filter that provides shared network connection or cache data to speed up the web requests that the user requests. A good proxy protects the user and the internal network from malicious threats that live on the Internet. Thus, a proxy server can provide a high level of privacy.

What is Paros Proxy Server? How to Download and install Paros Proxy?

Paros is a freeware Java application with versions for both Operating System Windows and UNIX (including Mac OS X). Before download Paros proxy server, make sure to install Sun Microsystems’ Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2 or later.

To download java, the latest version visit the link (http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp).

After installation of the latest JRE, download the latest version of the Paros Proxy application and the Paros user guide from the Paros Web site (http://www.parosproxy.org).

Steps for installation of Paros Proxy

Installation is straightforward. The Paros application is a Java Archive (JAR) file but comes with a shortcut in your Windows\Program Files\Paros folder to launch the program.

Installation Process For Paros Proxy on Windows Machine!!


Press Next to continue


Accept End User Licence Agreement with Selecting option “I accept the agreement” and press Next

Select any desired location for installation

Select Install option after all done



Click Finish to complete the process

If successful, the Paros application startup in its own window as a standalone Java application.

Next, Step to configure Web browser to make a proxy connection to the Paros server. By default, Paros accepts network connections on localhost TCP port 8080. You can change either the server to connect to or the connection port in Paros by selecting Tools, Options, Local proxy.


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