Opened 11 years ago
HTTP CONNECT proxy traversal
|Reported by:||Jiri Svoboda||Owned by:|
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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