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From Raquel Rice <raq...@thericehouse.net>
Subject Proxy (was Re: Interpreting Log Information: where can I find directions?)
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2002 21:24:05 GMT
On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 10:19:17 -0500
Joshua Slive "Joshua Slive" <joshua@slive.ca> wrote:

> 
> Somebody is trying to use your server as a proxy server.  Check
> your
> httpd.conf to make sure that the proxy is turned off.  Most
> likely, they are
> not being sucessful.  To check for sure, you can do the following:
> 
> telnet www.digging4roots.com 80
> GET http://www.ebay.com/ HTTP/1.1
> Host: www.ebay.com
> 
> and press "enter" twice at the end.
> 
> If you get your own homepage back, then everything is configured
> correctly
> and apache is ignoring the attempt to use your server as a proxy. 
> If you
> get ebay's home page, then you are running an open proxy, which
> could be
> dangerous.
> 
> Joshua.

Should the proxy be explicitly be turned off or is having them
neither turned on nor off (commented out) okay?

-- 
Raquel
============================================================
Faith is not knowledge of what the mystery of the universe is, but
the conviction that there is a mystery, and that it is greater than
us.
  --Rabbi David Wolpe

                              
                              

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