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From Dana Wang <danajoyl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Remote Forward Proxy Does Not Forward Request after PR 55892 Fix
Date Sun, 07 Aug 2016 02:22:18 GMT
Thanks a lot Yann for writing back so quickly.

Yes to the first question, no to the second.

How does the test patch approach work?

Dana

On Sat, Aug 6, 2016 at 8:53 PM, Yann Ylavic <ylavic.dev@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 2:34 AM, Dana Wang <danajoyluck@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The challenge I'm facing is that the remote forward proxy no longer
> forwards
> > requests due to relative URL.
>
> You want your proxy to talk https with a forward proxy via a remote
> CONNECT proxy, right?
> Not so common, is your proxy itself a forward proxy which can't
> CONNECT backends directly?
>
> If your proxy is a reverse, I don't see why the backend would need an
> absolute URL.
>
> Otherwise (hence a real forward proxy use case :), maybe the "type" of
> URL could depend on ProxyRequests on/off, since partial URL (off) is
> what a backends expect (though they should also handle absolute
> URLs..) while interoperability issues (PR 55892) have made httpd now
> assume that the origin is a backend (more common) rather than a
> forward proxy (on) like previous behaviour (which used to work with
> most backends handling full URLs..).
>
> Make it depend on current proxy's ProxyRequests on/off looks sensible.
>
> > I have been trying different configurations in
> > the virtual host to make the URL back to the absolute form, but have not
> had
> > any success.
> >
> > Any recommendation is highly appreciated.
>
> I don't think it can be achieved with the current mod_proxy
> implementation, could you apply/test patch(es) possibly?
>
> Regards,
> Yann.
>
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