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Re: protocol support for intercepting proxies

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 13:33:56 +1200
Message-ID: <46773284.1050206@qbik.com>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

PS, there are several types of intercepting proxy as well.

To date, discussions have been centred on those that sit on another 
machine (usually a gateway), and divert TCP SYN packets etc.

However, on Windows, there are other types, using either TDI filtering 
or Winsock2 Layered Service Provider approaches to "break into" the HTTP 
data stream.  The purpose of these is also commonly the same as 
filtering at a gateway - i.e. antivirus, or content control

most big-name AV companies install technology like this in their 
internet security suites, as well as many net nanny type apps.

These apps have other ways to make themselves known to the user of the 
machine, since they reside on it, but there may be considerations that 
could apply to them as well.



Adrien de Croy - WinGate Proxy Server - http://www.wingate.com
Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2007 01:33:44 UTC

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