Proxy Servers

Markus Stumpf <>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 1994 02:11:05 --100
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From: Markus Stumpf <>
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Subject: Proxy Servers
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Hello folx,

looks like lots of people are hacking on proxy clients/servers these days.
Could we please agree on some standards ... on the server and on the client

The proxy environment variables cause the URLs to be sent with
the protocol, the others without (I never checked what the real
difference is in the use of WWW_xxx_gateway and the proxy one,
and I never understood why the protocol info was omitted around

And while we're on it I'd really like to have some mechanisms to only
use a gateway at all, if the clients cannot connect directly. (IMHO
it doesn't make too much sense to connect to servers on the same
subnet/domain, that are e.g. on the same side of a firewall through
a gatway server.)

But before we have 20 environment variables to control the client
and 2 different URLs that are sent out on gateway requests, could we
please agree on some "standards" ?

 Markus Stumpf                        Markus.Stumpf@Informatik.TU-Muenchen.DE