ms2-proxyserver - Understanding Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0...

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Understanding Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 By NeonSurge Rhino9 Publications Preface- This documented was not made for people who have been working with Microsoft Proxy Server since its beta (catapult) days. It is made for individuals who are curious about the product and security professionals that are curious as to what Microsoft Proxy Server has to offer. This document is also being written for individuals have a general idea of what a Proxy Server does, but wants to know more. This paper goes into discussion of Proxy Server Features and Architecture, Access Control, Encryption, and Firewall Strategies (which I have been getting a lot of requests for). The second part of the documentation goes into Firewall types and strategies, so if that's the reason you downloaded the documentation, go straight to page 8 I believe. What is Microsoft Proxy Server? Microsoft Proxy Server is a "firewall" and cache server. It provides additional Internet security and can improve network response issues depending on its configuration. The reason I put the word firewall in quotes is because Proxy Server should not be considered as a stand-alone solution to a firewall need. When you are done reading this document, you will have an advanced understanding of the Proxy Server product and also understand firewall techniques and topologies. Proxy Server can be used as an inexpensive means to connect an entire business through only one valid IP address. It can also be used to allow more secure inbound connections to your internal network from the Internet. By using Proxy Server, you are able to better secure your network against intrusion. It can be configured to allow your entire internal private network to access resources on the Internet, at the same time blocking any inbound access. Proxy Server can also be used to enhance the performance of your network by using advanced caching techniques. The can be configured to save local copies of requested items from the Internet. The next time that item is requested, it can be retrieved from the cache without having to connect to the original source. This can save an enormous amount of time and network bandwidth. Unlike Proxy Server 1.0, Proxy Server 2.0 includes packet filtering and many other features that we will be discussing. Proxy Server provides it functionality by using three services: * Web Proxy: The web proxy service supports HTTP, FTP, and Gopher for TCP/IP Clients. * WinSock Proxy: The Winsock proxy supports Windows Sockets client applications. It provides support for clients running either TCP/IP or IPX/SPX. This allows for networks that may be running more of a Novell environment to still take advantage of Proxy Server. * SOCKS Proxy: The SOCKS Proxy is a cross-platform service that allows for
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2011 for the course CS 101 taught by Professor Jitenderkumarchhabra during the Summer '11 term at National Institute of Technology, Calicut.

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