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Re: Digex transparent proxying

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Sun Jun 28 13:53:50 1998

At 08:16 AM 6/28/98 -0400, Rich Sena wrote:
>On Sun, 28 Jun 1998, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
>> How, pray tell, are they maximizing their distro and what? They way I
>> understand it, they proxy-cache digex has set up optimizes for html, but
>> screws everything else. Please tell me if I'm wrong. 
>Hmmm - you're wrong... the only traffic that would be diverted to this
>cache is port 80 - if they are using an alteon switch then the alteon
>makes a decision to redirect port 80 traffic ONLY to the port that the
>cache is connected to.

Thank you. So if I provide my links on a different port then I by-pass the
proxy, cute. However, many of my customers have some ferocious firewalls
that only allow port 80. Of course those machines are running their apache
somewhere else. But, I use port 80 to run an SSH tunnel to them.

>> FYI, 80 to 90 percent of our served traffic is SSH encrypted, or SSL with
>> nil TTLs.
>Differnt port...
>> Caching is fine for non-transient data. I have yet to see either an SSL or
>> SSH stream meet these requirements. With privacy issues coming to the
>> fore-front, a transient domain is much more likely to encounter these types
>> of streams.
>Not effected...
>I am nothing if not net-Q! -

Roeland M.J. Meyer, ISOC (InterNIC RM993) 
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