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Re: Really-From: allowing for proxying problems.

From: Liam Relihan <liam.relihan@ul.ie>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 15:29:45 +0000 (GMT)
To: Lee Stephens <lee@info.bt.co.uk>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.90.951121152841.186F-100000@yeats>
On Tue, 21 Nov 1995, Lee Stephens wrote:

> 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?

Mmmm..."Apparently-From" might sound a little less sarcastic :)

Liam
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