In this networking video, I’ll explain the difference between a gateway and a proxy but also illustrate the purpose behind routers and switches in the process. I’ll execute an HTTP GET request and follow its on-wire representation across multiple networks. Follow timestamps for the 3 examples I’ll use.
In the first example, I will send an HTTP GET request to a device in the same network, the second example will send the request to an external server, and the final one will send the same request but through a proxy.
Routers vs Gateway vs Proxy 1:15
HTTP GET/ To LAN Server 4:30
HTTP GET/ To External Server 10:10
HTTP GET/ To External Server Through Proxy 16:53
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