Re: Transparent Proxying (Was: Re: Q: How many users can squid handle?)

From: Stephen R. van den Berg <>
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 1996 16:47:47 +0200 <> wrote:
>We solved that problem by transparent proxying. Its a switch in the
>Linux kernel (dunno if other os's support it) that lets you reroute
>packets for certain ports. So: Everything destined for port 80 -> proxy.

Erm, but the data still needs to be modified. Or does the kernel
already do that?

I.e. what the client is sending is:

        GET / HTTP/1.0

and it needs to be molded into:

        GET http://where.ever.this.packet.was.going/ HTTP/1.0

Before entering squid.

           Stephen R. van den Berg (AKA BuGless).
"ICMP: The protocol that goes PING!"
Received on Sun Aug 11 1996 - 07:49:20 MDT

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