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A proxy server is a node on the Internet that allows a user to obscure his IP and location from sites that he visits. The server establishes a secure connection and rebroadcasts packets so that they appear to originate with the proxy server and not the user's computer.


Set a Windows computer to route network traffic through a proxy server by changing the setting in the Local Area Network Settings dialog under the Connections tab in Internet Properties. You may need permission from your network administrator if you are trying use a proxy server at work.


A U.S. proxy server is needed when a person requires an intermediary between her web browser and the Internet. These servers can be used for several processes, including improving browsing performance, increasing security or filtering out content.


A vote by proxy is the act of one person casting a ballot on behalf of another person. Often, proxy votes are an option exercised by shareholders in a given company, if they do not wish to attend meetings in which voting on corporate matters takes place.


Proxy voting services are used by corporations to manage voting decisions and record results reliably when dealing with sensitive issue such as board of directors elections. Other issues dealt with by proxy voting services include auditor ratification, company bylaw alterations and compensation rati


Proxy IP addresses can be found on websites such as NewIPNow.com, My-Proxy.com and Free-Proxy-List.net. Some websites, such as HideMe.be, provide visitors with an option to browse the Internet anonymously by encrypting the URL and preventing scripts from running.


The way to find the proxy settings on a computer depends on the operating system installed. On a Windows PC, one can find the proxy settings under Local Area Network Settings. On a Mac OS X, the proxy settings are found under the Network settings after clicking the Advanced button.


A health care proxy form is a form used to give a chosen individual authorization to make health care decisions on behalf of another individual, called the principal, Nolo says. This helps ensure that a trusted individual can make decisions when the principal is otherwise unable to.


Proxy voting online typically requires the shareholder to know his control number and which website to use, and to have some familiarity with the issues up for vote, says the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The specific requirements differ depending on state law and the corporation's rules.


There is a large variety of websites that offer free web proxies that are updated on a regular basis. There are also paid proxy services that offer a more comprehensive system of proxies. Some of the popular websites, as of August 2014, where new web proxies can be found for free, are New Proxies, U