httpd-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Matus UHLAR - fantomas <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] transparent proxy support in Apache?
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2007 16:11:26 GMT
> Vincent Bray wrote:
> > I'm a bit confused by your terminology. From what I understand a
> > transparent proxy is the kind which is put in front of clients by
> > dodgy ISPs (such as my own) to perform things like caching and
> > nanny-filtering, without having to properly configure a proxy in the
> > user's browser. 

On 02.08.07 18:51, Jason Haar wrote:
> Yup - that's a transparent *forwarding* proxy.

no, it's an *intercepting* proxy. Looking to RFC 2616, the transparent proxy
is defined this way:

      A "transparent proxy" is a proxy that does not modify the request or
      response beyond what is required for proxy authentication and
      identification. A "non-transparent proxy" is a proxy that modifies
      the request or response in order to provide some added service to
      the user agent, such as group annotation services, media type
      transformation, protocol reduction, or anonymity filtering.

I know that many ppl call intercepting proxy a "transparent" proxy, but
that's incorrect.

... we are talking about HTTP protocol, aren't we?

Matus UHLAR - fantomas, ;
Warning: I wish NOT to receive e-mail advertising to this address.
Varovanie: na tuto adresu chcem NEDOSTAVAT akukolvek reklamnu postu.
REALITY.SYS corrupted. Press any key to reboot Universe.

The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
See <URL:> for more info.
To unsubscribe, e-mail:
   "   from the digest:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message