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Question about tunneling, authentication, and connection persistence

From: Zhong Yu <zhong.j.yu@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:27:20 -0600
Message-ID: <CACuKZqHm9ab-9hxTxLV4Q2BzMrE+D9rDO=i+DP+KmAtqsbEp2A@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
If a CONNECT request is sent to a tunnel, and tunnel responds with a
407 (Proxy Authentication Required), is it usually true that the HTTP
connection stays persistent?

In theory, the tunnel could indicate that the current HTTP connection
is closed, therefore, a new connection must be established to the
tunnel for the new CONNECT request with authentication information.
However, in practice, how likely does that happen? Thanks,

Zhong Yu
bayou.io
Received on Thursday, 22 January 2015 03:27:46 UTC

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