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From Brad Fitzpatrick <>
Subject Re: REMOTE_* w/ ProxyPass
Date Thu, 01 Jul 1999 17:40:08 GMT
I'm not too deeply familiar with Squid, but I browsed over the docs real
quick.  Didn't see anything obvious, or not in language that I
understand.  (maybe they call this something else?)

In any case, this seems like something that must, in part at least, be
implemented inside the Apache server, or inside a module, in able to alter
the environment that logging and CGI requests and such see.  I mean, there
are two parties involved in the protocol even if Squid does define it,
right?  Is there a mod_squid?  I thought Squid worked with any HTTP
server, or are there Apache-specific optimizations/tricks?

On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> I don't think there is currently any way to do this. 
> Before you go invent a new protocol for it, check with the squid docs to
> see if they handle it already (ISTR there's something like this in squid). 
> Dean
> On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > Perhaps this is the inapproriate forum, and I suspect it is, but I can't
> > find reference to this elsewhere.
> > 
> > I'm curious whether or not there is a way to pass the REMOTE_* environment
> > variables to the webserver from another one, that's pulling the request on
> > command from a ProxyPass directive.  
> > 
> > In other words, I want the real server to see the environment as if it
> > were hit directly from the client, instead of seeing the REMOTE_HOST and
> > _PORT of the proxy machine.  
> > 
> > If this functionality is not already available, would it be something
> > to consider adding?  Or, is this a security hole?  I assume these settings
> > would have to be passed in HTTP headers from the proxy to the other
> > server, so the server would probably have to have a directive as to which
> > mirroring proxies to "trust" passing environments.
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > Brad
> > 
> > 
> > 

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