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From "Brian Rectanus" <>
Subject Re: mod_proxy and "Proxy-Connection: keep-alive" under HTTP/1.0
Date Thu, 03 Aug 2006 16:49:50 GMT
On 8/3/06, Dmitry Butskoy <> wrote:
> I've found that most browsers (Mozilla, IE) send also "Proxy-Connection:
> keep-alive" header. IE6 sends it too when uses "CONNECTION ...
> HTTP/1.0". This header is similar to ordinary "Connection: keep-alive"
> header, which alters the behaviour of (normally connection-close) HTTP/1.0 .
> It seems to me that it is Apache issue. Apache ignores
> "Proxy-Connection" now at all, but IMHO should handle it properly. (Some
> needed code seems to be added to
> modules/http/http_protocol.c:ap_set_keepalive() function).
> I hope it is some kind of an "easy fix" issue.


Have you tried something like this (untested, but you
get the idea)?

SetEnvIf ^Proxy-Connection$ (.*) CONN_HEADER=$1
RequestHeader unset Connection
RequestHeader add Connection "${CONN_HEADER}e"


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