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Re: HTTP1.1 Proxy, clients multiple persistent connections

From: Scott Lawrence <scott@skrb.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 11:21:58 -0500
To: Premysl Kouril <premysl.kouril@seznam.cz>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1080318118.3841.106.camel@localhost.localdomain>

> Scott Lawrence wrote:
> > Note that a successful CONNECT request changes this by switching the
> > connection into a transparent tunnel - the proxy should not examine or
> > alter anything in that connection; just relay bits through it until the
> > connection is closed by the endpoints.

On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 11:25, Premysl Kouril wrote:

> I can't imagine how can proxy make tunnel, because one client-to-proxy 
> connection can handle with many requests which are for many different 
> www servers and also new connections to new www servers can come from 
> this connection anytime after first CONNECT request from this connection 
> was established. So I think that proxy should examine everything and 
> everytime in that connection. It would also mean, that server side 
> tunnel would have many ends and there would be no possibility how to 
> determine when proxy server should close connection to client, isn't it ?

See RFC 2817.

  Scott Lawrence
  SIPfoundry.org system administrator
Received on Friday, 26 March 2004 11:22:27 UTC

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