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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Apache Proxy module... (fwd)
Date Sat, 01 Jun 1996 18:09:47 GMT
Fan mail, and a niceish patch ... which I will forward momentarily. I hope
Chuck (it was Chuck working on the proxy, wasn't it?) can incorporate it.

I've acked, and asked him to nudge me if it doesn't appear in the next beta.



Troy Morrison wrote:
> From!!!!spiffnet
Sat Jun  1 18:29:31 1996
> Date: Sat, 1 Jun 1996 11:10:12 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Troy Morrison <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Apache Proxy module...
> In-Reply-To: <>
> Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960601110403.22366A-100000@aurora>
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> Mr. Laurie,
> A few weeks ago I contacted you regarding support in the Apache HTTPD 
> proxy module for netscape-style proxy SSL connections (using the CONNECT 
> method).  You responded that you did not think those were supported 
> currently, and that because the Apache group may be dropping the proxy 
> module, that you doubted that support would be forthcoming soon.
> Since I had some spare time =), I decided to try my hand at adding 
> support to the proxy module, and what I've come up with seems to work 
> fine.  However, not being intimately familiar with the operation of the 
> Apache server, I would not be surprised to find that I've done "bad 
> things".
> Specifically, the code that I added does its own socket I/O to avoid the 
> blocking reads in the buff.c file, and because of that, it may be 
> platform-specific (namely to Linux).
> In any case, I'm enclosing the diffs to what I did, in the event that 
> you'd like to see it (or perhaps incorporate it into the proxy module).
> Thanks for your help.
> Sincerely,
> Troy Morrison
> P.S. I can understand why the folks at the Apache group would drop the 
> proxy module, but personally, I hope they don't.  It's the best one I've 
> tried.  Kudos to the author. =)

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