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http proxy & tunnel differences ??

From: Vinit Kumar <kumar_vinit@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 00:06:34 PDT
Message-ID: <19991026070637.40024.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com

RFC 2616 defines a http proxy and a tunnel. But I'am confused on how a http 
tunnel works.

A proxy works by taking a request from a client and connecting to the origin 
server indicated in the request.  Here the client is configured to go 
through the proxy.

How does a http tunnel work. Is the initial connection similar ?
Does a client (browser) need to configured differently when it goes through 
a tunnel or is it same as the configuration required when it goes through 
the proxy ? Are there to separate tcp connections for each request even in a 
tunnel ?

Thanks in Advance,


Vinit Kumar

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Received on Tuesday, 26 October 1999 08:53:15 UTC

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