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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] open proxy
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2004 16:12:28 GMT

On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, Payal Rathod wrote:
> Whenever I try to connect to the freenode irc server
> I am rejected saying that I have a open proxy running on machine on port
> 80. On port 80 apache is running. Is it possible that apache is acting
> like a proxy? I am not that familar with apache and use it just for
> webmail client and publishing logs.
> I read through some docs and found that ProxyRequests might be the key
> to my problem. Upon doing some greping on the machine (Mandrake 9.2) I
> found,
>  # pwd
>  /etc/httpd/conf.d
>  # grep -ir ProxyRequest *
>  30_mod_proxy.conf:ProxyRequests Off
>  It is set to Off. What is wrong then? Are there some more parameters
>  required?

I don't know how Mandrake sets up its apache conf files, but are you sure
you looked through all of them?  Have you tried disabling mod_proxy

You can easily est if your server is really an open proxy simply by
pointing your own browser-proxy configuration at it, or by doing:

telent yourserver 80

and see if you get back yahoo or your own homepage.


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