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From Chuck Murcko <ch...@Topsail.ORG>
Subject Re: mod_proxy/396: Proxy does not forward, instead returns a blank "Index of /" page
Date Tue, 15 Apr 1997 18:23:17 GMT
Apache isn't useful as the sort of proxy you need. You want something like
http-gw or plug-gw from the Firewall Tool Kit (fwtk). You need to set your
browser to point at the Apache server to use it as a proxy, since its
intent is to be used as an outbound and relay proxy.

I assume you have considered the dangers in relaying RAW HTTP requests
inbound through your firewall.

> >Number:         396
> >Category:       mod_proxy
> >Synopsis:       Proxy does not forward, instead returns a blank "Index of /" page
> >Confidential:   no
> >Severity:       serious
> >Priority:       medium
> >Responsible:    apache (Apache HTTP Project)
> >State:          open
> >Class:          sw-bug
> >Submitter-Id:   apache
> >Arrival-Date:   Tue Apr 15 10:30:01 1997
> >Originator:     stuart@gundaker.com
> >Organization:
> apache
> >Release:        1.2b8
> >Environment:
> Firewall running Linux 2.0.29, gcc 2.7.2, Pentium 166, 
> Slackware 3.1 distribution, Phase of the Moon: 3/4 full
> >Description:
> I am attempting to use Apache 1.2b8 as an inbound proxy to our Web site.
> The configuration is such:
> firewall is named gatekeeper and has a CNAME record of www for the outside world
> internal web host is named shotgun and has a CNAME record of www for the internal net
> gatekeeper resolves www to the correct internal host, not to itself
> When using Apache with the poxy module compiled in all access attempts produce
> an Apache generated "Index of /" page that conains a .. entry.  Clicking on
> the .. gets you no where.  I've tried the following proxy directives:
> ProxyRequests On
> ProxyPass /* http://www.gundaker.com/
> and every derivative I could think of.  ProxyRequests by itself, multiple 
> variations on ProxyPass all to no avail.
> CERN 3.0a is currently working fine as an inbound proxy, and I haven't had 
> any problems with it.  Our internal server is Netscape Commerce 2.1.  
> This behavior also occured under 1.2b7.
> >How-To-Repeat:
> Please keep this URL confidential
> To see this in action, try
> http://www.gundaker.com:8089
> to see what should happen try http://www.gundaker.com
> >Fix:
> >Audit-Trail:
> >Unformatted:

Chuck Murcko            The Topsail Group             West Chester PA USA

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