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From Bill Zajac <bi...@consultla.com>
Subject Re: PATCH <PR-24329>] - mod_rewrite and CONNECT requests
Date Tue, 06 Oct 2009 15:51:01 GMT
Thank you for committing this to the trunk.  Is there any chance of getting
this added to 2.2.x also?
Thanks again,
BillZ

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM, Bill Zajac <billz@consultla.com> wrote:

> I hope someone from the official dev team can merge this into the next
> release of apache httpd.
>
> Please find attached an svn diff made against revision 820823 of:
>
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/modules/mappers/mod_rewrite.c
>
> This diff fixes the Bug 29744 on the Bugzilla:
>   Bug: https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=47928
>    Patch: https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=24329
>
> This fix allows mod_rewrite to handle CONNECT requests (by not trying to
> fully qualify the substitution string).
> The current behavior is that mod_rewrite tries to connect to
> http[s]://ourhost[:ourport]/host:port.
>
> I checked with the RFC (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2817.txt):
>    A CONNECT method requests that a proxy establish a tunnel connection
>    on its behalf. The Request-URI portion of the Request-Line is always
>    an 'authority' as defined by URI Generic Syntax [2], which is to say
>    the host name and port number destination of the requested connection
>    separated by a colon:
>
>       CONNECT server.example.com:80 HTTP/1.1
>       Host: server.example.com:80
> This patch will allow a CONNECT request to simply connect to the host:port
> specified in the substitution string of the rewrite rule.
>
> Hopefully this is enough detail to help.
>
> Thank you,
> BillZ
>

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