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Re: [vox-tech] Omsoft transparent HTTP proxy
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Re: [vox-tech] Omsoft transparent HTTP proxy

Well I know the web browser transmits the hostname that you
requested along with the rest of the URL.  This is required
in order for name-based virtual hosting to work.

So it appears your browser does not fill in a missing domain
in the passed hostname.  Whether it should, I'm not sure.
You might try some different browsers and see if they do it.

-- Rod

On Thursday 14 November 2002 12:22 pm, Ken Bloom wrote:
> I'm aware that Omsoft has a transparent proxy on their HTTP.
> I have my domain search path set to ucdavis.edu, and I've noticed that
> of I use a protocol like whois (I use `whois -h mothra <username>` a
> lot) or ssh (I use `ssh pc21.cs`) a lot, the domain resolver correctly
> appends .ucdavis.edu to the domain name. However, if I try to use the
> same trick with HTTP, (I like to visit "http://my/"; or
> "http://registrar/"; or "http://sisweb/";) Omsoft's transparent proxy puts
> up a page saying it couldn't find the domain name.
> How does the transparent proxy work? (It certainly doesn't filter all
> packets directed to port 80, because if it did then domain resolving
> would work)
> How can I make my search path work again?

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