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From: Anton Belov -- Customer Engineering <antonb@scot.canada.sun.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 11:22:15 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200103071622.LAA24988@rayo.canada.sun.com>
To: www-lib@w3.org
Hi !

I'm trying to understand why i cannot do https through proxy (if anyone has it 
working, please let me know); To my understanding there are two ways to do it: 

 - one is when the communication between client and proxy is regular HTTP, and
   proxy to the destination is HTTPS. In this case client doesn't even need to
   support SSL, because all the SSL work will be done by the proxy, which
   requires proxy to be configured for that. And i think not all of them are - 	 
   in my particular case i'd always get "500 Internal Server Error" from the
   proxy.
   
 - the other, and prefered way is to use proxy SSL tunneling, which is 
   established using CONNECT command to the proxy, and getting the 200 
   response if the destination server has accepted the connection. Here's 
   the spec for this:   		
http://www.web-cache.com/Writings/Internet-Drafts/draft-luotonen-web-proxy-tunne
ling-01.txt
   
   This is not implemented in LibWWW, am i correct ? Is anyone working on this
   right now ?
   

Best Regards,
Anton

   
   
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Anton Belov
Sun Microsystems Americas Customer Engineering
anton.belov@canada.sun.com
Ph. (905)415-2841  Fax. (905)477-0217
Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2001 11:26:05 GMT

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