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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: ProxyBlock question
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:20:25 GMT
On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 07:55:27AM +0000, Plüm, Rüdiger, Vodafone Group wrote:
> Thanks. The patch reminded me of a special situation where the patch 
> might not be suitable: If the forward proxy just forwards everything 
> to the next proxy e.g. because it cannot do DNS lookups of the target 
> URL's

Exactly my thought.  So in presence of a forward proxy, the "least 
worst" option is probably to omit the DNS lookup and only do the string 
comparison against the ->noproxies list?  Doing a (possibly slow to 
timeout) DNS lookup just in case could impose a horrible performance 
hit.

Regards, Joe


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