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From R Smith <ryan.justin.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proxy chaining
Date Fri, 03 May 2013 18:41:51 GMT
Thanks as always Oleg!

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 1:05 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2013-05-03 at 12:45 -0400, R Smith wrote:
> > Thanks Oleg. Great help.  Ive been using the logic from
> > createTunnelToTarget() initially but wasnt sure if I needed a "CONNECT"
> > method.  Now I see thats what the tunnelToTarget is doing, making a
> > connect.  Thanks for pointing me back.
> >
> > A question about auth support for proxies, would it make more sense to
> fork
> > 4.3.x instead of 4.2.x if I wanted to attempt auth support for proxy
> chains?
> >
>
> Yes, absolutely. The most fundamental change that would have to make to
> achieve that is to support multiple proxy AuthStates, one per proxy hop.
>
> Oleg
>
>
> > Thanks again for all the help.
> > -Ryan
> >
> > On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:16 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > On Thu, 2013-05-02 at 15:58 -0400, R Smith wrote:
> > > > Thanks Oleg. Thanks for the pointer on CONNECT. Makes sense.  Ive
> forked
> > > > the httpclient 4.2.x branch locally so I have my own copy to work
> with. I
> > > > dont mind submitting patches if I have something usable and generic
> > > enough
> > > > when Im done.
> > > >
> > > > So am I correct in thinking I should still use a "CONNECT" method for
> > > > chaining but I should make HttpConnect() a private inner class of  my
> > > > custom RequestDirector class so end users wont call it?  Does
> HttpClient
> > > > use the "CONNECT" method anywhere internally that I am missing so I
> can
> > > see
> > > > it being used as an example?
> > > >
> > > > Just trying to figure out if Im barking up the right tree with the
> > > CONNECT
> > > > method for proxy chaining.  I can proxy chain using command line
> telnet,
> > > so
> > > > I am just trying to recreate the same calls in httpclient at this
> point.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks again for all the help,
> > > > -Ryan
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Ryan
> > >
> > > I think you are not the right track. Have a look at the
> > > #createTunnelToTarget. It basically contains all the necessary
> machinery
> > > to establish a simple (one proxy hop) route. You will need to do
> > > something very similar once per proxy hop. Things will get _very_
> > > difficult though if you decide to support different authentication
> > > contexts per individual proxy hops. This will likely to require a major
> > > refactoring of authentication state management in HttpClient.
> > >
> > > Oleg
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 3:06 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > On Wed, 2013-05-01 at 09:58 -0400, R Smith wrote:
> > > > > > Hello,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have a question on proxy chaining.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I know that httpclient supports a single hop proxy, (Source
->
> P1 ->
> > > > > > Target) out of the box by using TUNNEL_TARGET.  However, when
I
> > > provide
> > > > > an
> > > > > > extra proxy in the chain using a custom
> > > > > HttpRoutePlanner#determineRoute(),
> > > > > > (Source -> P0 -> P1 -> Target)  I use TUNNEL_PROXY
and need to
> > > implement
> > > > > a
> > > > > > custom DefaultRequestDirector#createTunnelToProxy().  Im just
not
> > > sure
> > > > > what
> > > > > > all should be done in this method.  My route object looks
> correct, I
> > > can
> > > > > > see both proxies and target but Im just not sure if I need to
> make a
> > > > > > connection to the 1st proxy using a custom HttpConnect method
> > > object.  I
> > > > > > noticed there is no Http "CONNECT" method, there is HttpGet,
> > > HttpPost and
> > > > > > HttpDelete.  Should I create my own HttpConnect object for proxy
> > > chaining
> > > > > > or can I accomplish the "Connect" command on the 1st proxy in
the
> > > chain
> > > > > > some other way?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Any example code or advice would be appreicated, thank you.
> > > > > > -Ryan
> > > > >
> > > > > Ryan,
> > > > >
> > > > > HttpClient routing API is fully proxy chaining aware. However,
> request
> > > > > execution code presently only supports connection tunneling
> through a
> > > > > single proxy only. Protocol logic for proxy chaining still needs
> to be
> > > > > implemented.
> > > > >
> > > > > There is no class representing CONNECT method in HttpClient
> because it
> > > > > is a special purpose method and as such it should never be
> executed by
> > > > > the end users of HttpClient.
> > > > >
> > > > > Hope this makes some sense.
> > > > >
> > > > > Oleg
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
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