Re: Web that doesn't allow proxies

From: Tom Minchin <>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 13:37:55 +1000 (EST)

> Security ?
> I know that there are sites that rely on the header
> that tell the origin of the user. Proxy will masquerade
> the original address. Which I believe this is the
> correct behaviour.
> I have one confirm site off hand and I suspect there
> will be more coming.
Argh. That's dumb. Security by IP went out with the
gopher server. What do they do with dynamic IPs?
Multiser machines (both simultaneous and single) too.

Given the number of corporate, educational and ISP
networks that insist on proxies I'd say they are
cutting their own throats.
Received on Thu Sep 26 1996 - 20:39:00 MDT

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