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From Martin Fick <mogul...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Using a proxy manually from a webbrowser?
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2007 16:08:05 GMT
Sorry but I was really asking for implementation help,
not a lecture on security...

-Martin

--- Axel-Stephane  SMORGRAV
<Axel-Stephane.SMORGRAV@europe.adp.com> wrote:

> you're cruising for a bruising. 
> 
> The only way I can imagine it would possible to
> achieve this would be by creating a reverse proxy.
> 
> First of all, even if this is possible using
> mod_rewrite, you will not be able to rewrite the
> Location headers (ProxyPassReverse) to make
> redirects work correctly. You will also need to
> rewrite all links in HTML (and even non-HTML)
> contents so that they point to your proxy and use
> the correct URL path, which may work for a number of
> web sites, but which will certainly fail for others.
> 
> If that was not enough, you expose yourself to all
> kinds of troubles by allowing anyone to hide
> themselves behind your (reverse) proxy.
> 
> 
> -ascs
>  
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Martin Fick [mailto:mogulguy@yahoo.com] 
> Envoyé : jeudi 8 novembre 2007 08:31
> À : users@httpd.apache.org
> Objet : [users@httpd] Using a proxy manually from a
> webbrowser?
> 
> Hi,
> 
> This may sound like a strange question, but I am
> trying to use mod_proxy in a way which I have not
> yet seen described anywhere.  What I would like to
> do is accept connections on my webserver for certain
> URLs,
> say:  
> 
>
http://myapache.com/useproxy/website.com/webpage.html
> 
> where example myapache.com is my web server and
> website.com/webpage.html is the http URL of some
> page that I would like the user to be proxied to. 
> The trick that makes my question different from a
> normal ProxyPass setup is that I would like to chain
> the request through a proxy server, say privoxy. 
> The end result should be that the page returned by
> th webserver (myapache.com) should actually be
> http://website.com/webpage.html but the request has
> to go through privoxy! 
> 
> The idea is that a user could make use of privoxy
> running on my website without having to configure a
> proxy in their browser (imagine that they already
> have to use a proxy to get out of their corporate
> firewall).  Then they could still benefit from using
> privoxy by accessing it with my web server manually.
> 
> If there are any other ways of manually making use
> of a proxy server from a browser without using the
> proxy setting in a browser that would be a welcomed
> alternative to what I am suggesting.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -Martin
> 
> 
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