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Subject [Bug 59174] Host header gets ignored when doing basic authentication in HC4
Date Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:43:16 GMT
https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=59174

--- Comment #7 from Felix Schumacher <felix.schumacher@internetallee.de> ---
(In reply to Philippe Mouawad from comment #6)
> (In reply to Felix Schumacher from comment #5)

> > Now to the problem originally discussed here.
> > 
> > This problem was discussed on the mailing list, so it seems that at least
> > for someone it was a real problem. The usual workaround is to set a host
> > header manually. That works for java client, only.
> > 
> > But this setup has a few drawbacks.
> >  * It doesn't work for hc4.x (you seem to have found a way to partially
> > support it)
> >  * One has to use a strange setup for authorization
> >  * It probably will not work with kereberos (because of the strange setup)
> >  * The header setup is complicated
> > 
> > Therefore I think the way to go is to add a way to setup a fake dns
> > resolver, so that one can use the desired hostname while speaking to the
> > real server name.
> 
> I still don't get the use case.
> Is it when you're not on the target infrastructure and you need to simulate
> it ?
> Localhost or another host mimicing example.org ?

Right, that was the use case. Say, for example, you wanted to test, if your
newly setup server works as expected, without exposing it to the public.

> 
> Anyway ok for your idea which will be useful in other areas.
> 
> thanks

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