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3.61  Apache Module mod_proxy_connect


mod_proxy extension for CONNECT request handling



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This module requires the service of mod_proxy. It provides support for the CONNECT HTTP method. This method is mainly used to tunnel SSL requests through proxy servers.

Thus, in order to get the ability of handling CONNECT requests, mod_proxy and mod_proxy_connect have to be present in the server.

CONNECT is also used, when the server needs to send an HTTPS request through a forward proxy. In this case the server acts as a CONNECT client. This functionality is part of mod_proxy and mod_proxy_connect is not needed in this case.

Warning Do not enable proxying until you have secured your server (p. 729). Open proxy servers are dangerous both to your network and to the Internet at large.

This module provides no directives.

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