Opened 11 years ago

#538 new enhancement

HTTP CONNECT proxy traversal

Reported by: Jiri Svoboda Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: helenos/unspecified Version: mainline
Keywords: Cc:
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The HTTP CONNECT method is described in IETF draft standard RFC 2817 sections 5.2 and 5.3. It can be used by a client to ask an HTTP proxy to create a TCP connection on its behalf, accross a restrictive router or firewall.

Some existing applications have built-in support for HTTP CONNECT such as SSH. Support for this method can, however, be implemented in a way that is transparent to applications. Whenever a client makes a TCP connection, HTTP CONNECT should be used, if applicable.

Some questions to consider:

  • where to implement this
  • how to configure which destinations (do not) require the use of a proxy

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