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From Peter Belau <>
Subject Re: Connection filter for forward proxy
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:41:20 GMT
This may be a silly question but how would I go about giving mod_proxy 
some knowledge about another module which it should call if the module 
is installed ? Obviously, I understand how I could hack mod_proxy itself 
in order to tweak the selection but I do not understand how mod_proxy could:

1. Check for the presence of a module
2. Given that the module is present, somehow ask the module to return 
the correct proxy.

Again, this all makes sense when I think of it in terms of a shared 
libraries but not so much as Apache Modules. Am I missing something basic ?

Eric Covener wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:47 PM, Peter Belau
> <> wrote:
>> I am trying to write what I assume will be a connection filter for use with
>> mod_proxy in forward proxy mode. I would like the filter to be able to
>> selectively chain proxy requests, kind of like ProxyRemote except with far
>> more granular control. Can someone give me an idea of where I should start ?
> If the implementation of ProxyRemote does everything you need, but it
> doesn't allow for dynamic configuration, you should develop a patch
> that allows it to call out to another module to determine the next
> proxy.
> Or, add hooks to let mod_rewrite do it via setting some note.
> I don't think you want to be in the business of duplicating this stuff
> or trying to subvert the request during an input filter

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