HTTP can be used to deliver the main user application to the JavaStation clients. HTTP is also used by the JavaStation clients to browse the corporate intranet and sites on the Internet.
Most corporate intranets implement a secure HTTP proxy system comprising several HTTP servers. The way the proxies are set up can have a significant impact on JavaStation browser performance. If a single proxy server is used for a large number of users, it can become a bottleneck and a single point of failure. If it is located at another site or across a busy backbone network, it will greatly increase the response time for network requests from the JavaStation computer. One solution to this problem is to make the JavaStation boot server into a proxy cache for its clients.