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From Martin Kraemer <>
Subject Re: Proxy module deficiency list: Please help!
Date Wed, 25 Mar 1998 17:09:49 GMT
On Sat, Mar 21, 1998 at 12:32:13PM +0100, System Owner wrote:
> I want at least create a list of currently known and existing deficiencies of
> the proxy module.

o   Auto-Authentication for proxy ftp (when no username/password is
    supplied, but the ftp server neeeds one, reply with a 401 and retry
    when WWW-Auth is there.

o   Improve Content-Type detection of ftp proxy. Currently, the
    following severe deficiency (;-) can happen:
	HEAD ftp://some.server/pub/ls.gz

	HTTP/1.0 500 Proxy Error
	Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 16:58:26 GMT
	Server: Apache/1.3b6-dev BS2000-OSD/2.0A
	Connection: close
	Content-Type: text/html
	Content-Encoding: x-gzip
---->>>>                  ^^^^^^Bogus.

	<html><head><title>Proxy Error</title><head>
	<body><h1>Proxy Error</h1>
	The proxy server could not handle this request.
	    Reason: <b>Not logged in</b>
    (When I do a HEAD, even for errors, may I ever get a body entity
    back? And the type is bogus, of course).

    But when access is possible and the file can be fetched, then this
	HEAD ftp://some.server/pub/ls.gz

	HTTP/1.0 200 OK
	Content-Type: text/plain
	Content-Length: 14916
    No Body, okay. But no Content-Type either (and no Server:, Date: etc.)

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