A query string is the portion of a URL where data is passed to a Web application and/or back-end database. The reason we need querystrings is that the HTTP protocol is stateless by design. For a website to be anything more than a brochure, you need to maintain state (store data). There are a number of ways to do this: On most Web servers, you can...
A circuit-level gateway is a firewall that provides User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection security, and works between an Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) network model’s transport and application layers such as the session layer. Unlike application gateways, circuit-level gateways monitor TCP data packet handshaking and session fulfillment of firewall rules and policies.
A proxy server is a security barrier between internal and external computers, while a circuit-level gateway is a virtual circuit between the proxy server and internal client. For example, when a user Web page access request passes through the circuit gateway, basic internal user information, such as IP address, is exchanged for proper feedback. Then, the proxy server forwards the request to the Web server. Upon receiving the request, the external server sees the proxy server’s IP address but does not receive any internal user information. The Web or real server sends the proxy server a proper response, which is forwarded to the client or end user via the circuit-level gateway.
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