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From Marc Slemko <ma...@znep.com>
Subject Re: mod_proxy/3354: Escaped characters in URL break ProxyPass
Date Fri, 06 Nov 1998 17:10:00 GMT
The following reply was made to PR mod_proxy/3354; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Marc Slemko <marcs@znep.com>
To: Ben Walter <bwalter@mit.edu>
Cc: apbugs@hyperreal.org
Subject: Re: mod_proxy/3354: Escaped characters in URL break ProxyPass
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 08:39:56 -0800 (PST)

 On 6 Nov 1998, Ben Walter wrote:
 
 > >Description:
 > I set up a ProxyPass directive, eg:
 > 
 > ProxyPass /foo/  http://www.foo.com/
 > 
 > I then request the URL /foo/some/url/containing/%2F/wont/work.  Apache
 > gives a 404, saying the URL could not be found on this server instead
 > of passing the request through to the proxy.
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > Set up any ProxyPass, request a URL that should be proxied but contains
 > an HTTP escape sequence, eg %2F.
 
 Are you sure it happens with any %-escaped character?
 %2F is special to Apache and it does not deal with requests that have it
 in at all, nothing particular to the proxy.
 

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