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From Ortwin Glück (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HTTPCORE-158) Support for 'Upgrade' request header / 101 (Switching Protocols) response (as defined per RFC 2817)
Date Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:29:36 GMT

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Ortwin Glück commented on HTTPCORE-158:
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It should be noted though, than the Upgrade handshake is not limited to proxies. It can be
used on any HTTP connection. It's like the STARTTLS command in SMTP.

> Support for 'Upgrade' request header / 101 (Switching Protocols) response (as defined
per RFC 2817)
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCORE-158
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCORE-158
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpCore
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: HttpCore
>            Reporter: Oleg Kalnichevski
>             Fix For: Future
>
>
> Presently HttpCore provides support for HTTP CONNECT method for establishing end-to-end
tunnels across HTTP proxies as specified in the RFC 2817. However, HttpCore currently does
not support 'Upgrade' / 101 (Switching Protocols) handshaking, which does not seem as widely
used by the common HTTP agents and servers as HTTP CONNECT. 
> Adding support for upgrading plain connections to TLS will require significant amount
of work and is likely to call for non-trivial changes to the existing protocol handlers. 
> We currently have no resources within the project to assign to this task, but will gladly
assist an external contributor willing to work on adding support for 'Upgrade' / 101 (Switching
Protocols) handshaking to HttpCore. This may also be a good topic for a Google Summer of Code
project or a similar program.
> Oleg

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