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[DeleGate-En] Re: Not working: DeleGate as a http proxy which make a bare HTTP cli ent be a HTTPS/SSL client
10 Jun 1999 20:04:02 GMT (Yutaka Sato)

In message <_A491@delegate-en.ML_> on 06/11/99(02:35:50)
you "Eichert, Diana" <> wrote:
 |First, thankyou for work you have done on delegate.
 |I run the following command as suggested on the Delegate SSL page to allow
 |DeleGate as a http proxy which make a bare HTTP client be a HTTPS/SSL
 |delegated -v -P8080 CMAP="sslway -co:FSV:https:*:*"
 |Then I remember that it is on the otherside of a proxy server so I change
 |the command to:
 |delegated -v -P8080 PROXY="*" CMAP="sslway
 |06/10 11:30:42.76 [6241] 1+1: REQUEST = GET
 |Why is it not requesting ""  ?

It should be requested by the bare HTTP client connecting to DeleGate
(which is acting as a proxy server of HTTP in your example)

 |Am I misunderstanding the purpose of "DeleGate as a http proxy which make a
 |bare HTTP client be a HTTPS/SSL client:"?

Ancient NCSA-Mosaic is one of such bare HTTP clients which utilizes
HTTPS/HTTP gateway when it is given an environment variable
You can simulate such a bare HTTP client using telnet client like this:

  % telnet delegate-host 8080
  GET HTTP/1.0

In your example, Mozilla cannot be set up to act as a bare HTTP client
which forward HTTPS/SSL protocol as is to a HTTP proxy.  But if you
intend to access to "*" as if it is
"*" via DeleGate as a HTTP proxy (I don't
understand if such proxy has practical meaning), you can do it adding
the following parameter:


Anyway I feel it difficult to suggest an appropriate usage of SSLway
without knowing why you need it to solve what kind of problem.

Yutaka Sato <>   @ @ 
Computer Science Division, Electrotechnical Laboratory      ( - )
1-1-4 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8568 Japan            _<   >_

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