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From R Smith <ryan.justin.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proxy chaining
Date Thu, 02 May 2013 19:58:14 GMT
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,

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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