Transparent Proxy


Transparent Proxy is a proxy that does not modify the request or response beyond what is required for proxy authentication and identification.

Transparent Proxy implies the Protocol Client presumes that the gateway is a NAT in Network Layer and it does not have any idea about the inside of the packet, but through this method the Network Layer packets could be sent to the Application Layer proxy for investigation which maybe referred to as a Transparent Firewall.

Transparent Proxy may also known as an intercepting proxy, inline proxy, or forced proxy which intercepts normal communication at the network layer without requiring any special client configuration. Clients need not be aware of the existence of the proxy.[1]

Transparent Proxy is normally located between the client and the Resource, with the proxy performing some of the functions of a gateway or router.

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