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RE: backbone transparent proxy / connection hijacking
- From: Jamie Scheinblum
- Date: Thu Jun 25 21:23:04 1998
Digex was the first carrier to publicly announce support for the inktomi
>From memory, the alteon switch was a layer 4 switch that changed the
The Solaris box then, in turn, pulled the destination address out of the
received packet, and fired up an outgoing connection based on that
destination address. I did the same thing with Squid and IPFilter on my
personal solaris box, transparently proxying. I didn't think that the
Alteon talked any special protocol, just re-routed traffic based on
How does the Mirror Image box do anything different? I thought this was a
common hack used by MI, NetApp, NetCache and the Squid users out there, do
they all do something fancier/simpler?
Jamie Scheinblum - FASTNET(tm) / You Tools Corporation
firstname.lastname@example.org (888)321-FAST(3278) http://www.fast.net
FASTNET - Business and Personal Internet Solutions
The views stated above are representative of myself, not my employer.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Lewis [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 25, 1998 8:36 PM
> To: Paul Vixie
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: backbone transparent proxy / connection hijacking
> On 25 Jun 1998, Paul Vixie wrote:
> > I don't think Digex is using one of our boxes, and if they are using one
> > of the "just run Inktomi software on a Solaris box and put an Alteon
> > to it" then there are going to be some wierd little unspecified protocol
> > violations that only Alteon, and a new protocol between Alteon and
> The proxy we seem to be trapped with is:
> REMOTE_HOST = dca1-wc2.atlas.digex.net
> REMOTE_ADDR = 188.8.131.52
> Trying 184.108.40.206...
> Connected to 220.127.116.11.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> SunOS 5.6
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