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From Roland Weber <ROLWE...@de.ibm.com>
Subject Re: HttpClient ProxyHost and SSL
Date Wed, 04 Jul 2007 07:40:36 GMT

> It was recently brought to my attention that our application, when using
> SSL communication and a Proxy, is communicating to the proxy via
> straight http, and not https.

Yes, that works exactly as designed. SSL provides end-to-end encryption,
the SSL connection is established between the client and the server, not
between the client and the proxy.

> Is there no way around this?

What would be the point of encrypting the data to the proxy twice,
if it is subsequently sent from the proxy to the server encrypted
only once?


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