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Re: persistant connections and proxies

From: David W. Morris <dwm@shell.portal.com>
Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 13:04:28 -0700 (PDT)
To: Daniel DuBois <dan@spyglass.com>
Cc: Peter Churchyard <pjc@tis.com>, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.90.960528125950.1601E-100000@jobe.shell.portal.com>
On Tue, 28 May 1996, Daniel DuBois wrote:

> At 02:37 PM 5/28/96 -0700, Peter Churchyard wrote:
[...]
> 
> >Clients configured with proxy handoffs don't normally have problems since 
> >the proxy persistant connection attempt by the client is ignored by the 
> >server.
> 
> This doesn't make any sense to me.  When talking to a proxy, the persistent
> connection attempt isn't "ignored by the server", rather it's never sent by
> the client.

I believe his point was w.r.t. the Netscape "Proxy-connection" header
which is sent to proxies. Presuming that an origin server is downstream
from Churchyard's proxy, it would ignore the "proxy*" header.

Dave Morris
Received on Tuesday, 28 May 1996 13:04:28 EDT

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