How is a VPN different from a proxy?
Question by Neal: How is a VPN different from a proxy?
Let’s say we have servers A, B and C, all connected to the internet. My computer talks to server A.
Scenario 1: I open a VPN with server B and download some porn hosted on server C.
Scenario 2: I visit a proxy hosted on server B and download some porn hosted on server C.
My impression is that in both cases, all data exchanged between me and server C has to go through B. Is this right?
Answer by Ricky
Yes you are right.
Main difference is, a VPN tunnel will allow your entire connection to server B to be encapsulated and secure….
Verses, the Proxy connection, which could just be a regular “open” connection…
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