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From "Sangjin Lee (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-3706) support for proxy
Date Wed, 19 Dec 2007 19:56:43 GMT

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Sangjin Lee commented on GERONIMO-3706:
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I was able to write a quick proof-of-concept that enables proxy support including tunneling
for https.  I'm attaching the patch *strictly for your review*.  It's not polished, and is
not meant to be applied directly.

It has very little comments, may not handle all the edge cases like connection retries, timeouts,
error cases, etc.  Also, it contains a unit test, but it requires a presence of a proxy at
localhost:8888, so it probably shouldn't be added permanently...

I was able to confirm that it works for http as well as https.  I used Charles to test it.

One other aspect is whether we want to enable connection reuse for proxied connections.  I
think it's a decision we need to make one way or the other...  The POC ignores connection
reuse.



> support for proxy
> -----------------
>
>                 Key: GERONIMO-3706
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-3706
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: AsyncHttpClient
>    Affects Versions: 1.x
>            Reporter: Sangjin Lee
>
> Proxy support is a critical feature for HTTP clients.  I'd like to have AsyncHttpClient
support proxy.  The following would be considered as the basic features:
> - Enabling connecting through proxies for http and https targets
> - Exclusion (domains that should not go through proxies)
> - Allowing proxy related configuration on AsyncHttpClient
> - Support for proxy authentication, at least for Basic authentication (and perhaps Digest
too?)
> There are things like SOCKS support, etc., but the above will be a good start.  Thoughts?

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