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Really-From: allowing for proxying problems.

From: Lee Stephens <lee@info.bt.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 09:04:40 GMT
Message-Id: <9511210904.AA01389@snowdon.info.bt.co.uk>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Hi All,

Here's a suggestion to help out the problem with proxy accesses all coming
from the same address?

If the request included an Entity-Header, Really-From, then the proxy
could pass this information on to the server which would be more meaningful
than the proxy's own address. So:

If "Really-From: machine.name" exists then "machine.name" is used in preference
to "proxy.machine". Admittedly this allows unscrupulous individuals to spoof
where they have come from so perhaps the header should be "Supposedly-From".

What do you think?


Lee M J Stephens - lee@info.bt.co.uk
BT Laboratories  - (01473) 641653
Received on Tuesday, 21 November 1995 06:15:07 UTC

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