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Re: HTTP/1.1 CONNECT request without Host header

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:22:52 +0200 (CEST)
To: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.0906170922240.3868@yvahk2.pbagnpgbe.fr>
On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Adrien de Croy wrote:

> I recently updated our proxy to reject all HTTP/1.1 messages from clients 
> that lack a Host header.
> This has been found to break a number of clients which use the CONNECT 
> method.

Let me also mention that I remember that back in the days when I wrote my 
first CONNECT requests, they were being ignored or not at least not treated 
well by many proxies when we did them without Host: header.

I haven't checked this situation in a long time, but I would assume that this 
is still at least partly the case. Thus, doing CONNECTs host-less is already 
non functional in the real world.


  / daniel.haxx.se
Received on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 07:21:23 UTC

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