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From Plüm, Rüdiger, VIS <>
Subject RE: [Patch] Backend reverse-proxy https connections
Date Tue, 21 Mar 2006 12:29:00 GMT

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: William A. Rowe, Jr. 
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 21. März 2006 11:05
> An:
> Betreff: [Patch] Backend reverse-proxy https connections
> Right now, it appears that the backend https client is not correctly
> initialized.  Code inspection, based on my mod_ftp experience, is that
> we aren't handshaking before sending our request.  It's necessary for
> the HTTPS client to do a 'pull' before pushing out the response to
> handshake SSL/TLS, IIUC.
> If it works at all, it's news to me :)

Hm, I checked it a while ago back and ssl to backend servers worked. The only
thing that does not work right now is to keep these connections persistent
(see and

> The attached patch should be correct to sync this up to mod_ftp and my
> proposed mod_echo behavior.  Comments?

If I do not remember myself correctly above and your patch is needed I would propose
to add it to the end of ap_proxy_connection_create as I think that we should not
do this in the protocol specific module mod_proxy_http. We already handle parts
of the ssl decision in ap_proxy_connection.



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