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From "K Anand" <kan...@sail-steel.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] What is the ProxyRequests directive
Date Thu, 10 Jun 2004 08:30:50 GMT
>From: "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Boyle@swx.com>

>1) Proxy for arbitrary requests: If you set "ProxyRequests on", apache
>will fetch any arbitrary request so long as it's allowed to do so (see
>http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_proxy.html#access). This is how
>clients in big organisations surf the web - the desktop browser goes
>through a company proxy to the internet. NB: if you don't make any
>restrictions, you create an "open proxy" - your webserver will fetch any
>data for anyone - so external clients can hide behind your server for
>nefarious purposes - this is a Bad Thing.

Thanx for the clarifications...I needed that.

So if I set  "ProxyRequests on" the server will act as a proxy server...Why
should I not use Squid or other proxying software ..Any differences between
the apache proxy server and others ???

Anand




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