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I've been navigating using Proxifier these days, and I when I start visiting a few Stack Overflow pages, a lot of connections to http://sockets.ny.stackexchange.com appear.

What is that site for?

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It's Stack Exchange's WebSocket server, which is the technology used to provide live-updates.

For more info see New Feature: real time updates to questions, answers, and inbox

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True, and it's also "officially" mentioned here – Shadow Wizard Sep 27 '12 at 8:29
@ShaWizDowArd: Aha, was trying to find that link! – Matt Sep 27 '12 at 8:30

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