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From Raquel Rice <>
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" <> 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 80
> GET HTTP/1.1
> Host:
> 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?

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
  --Rabbi David Wolpe


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