Transparent proxy works as mediator, listen all incoming request on port 80 or
any predefined ports.
Then check if page in cache and if not ask site for page, move it cache and
returns to caller.
Caller don't know is proxy or not, because it is transparently for him.
With best regards,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kris Leech" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "ICS support mailing" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: [twsocket] Writing a transparent HTTP proxy
> Hi, did you find the answer to this?
> Fastream Technologies wrote:
>>I have a few issues left for understanding how a transparent proxy works. I
>>talked with a friend in an ISP how they configure them and he said they use
>>Layer4 switches to redirect all HTTP port 80 traffic to the proxy even
>>though the end user does not configures his browser settings for the proxy.
>>Now with our reverse proxy experience, all is well except one thing: How
>>does the proxy know which IP to connect to when the end user uses HTTP/1.0
>>with no "host" header? Is transparent proxies HTTP/1.1 only? How does the
>>Layer4 switch understands what protocol does the end user uses if it can
>>read just up to layer 4 (TCP)?
> To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list
> please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket
> Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be
To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list
please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket
Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be