Re: Java proxy gatewaying

From: Ken Hardy <>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 11:29:21 -0600 (CST)

>Probably not just a Squid issue, but here goes.

No, it's not a Squid issue at all. Squid proxies some specific
protocols; it doesn't and cannot proxy any arbitrary protocol that
someone may program into a Java applet, even if the applet had any
support of a proxy.

>Tried to try out some new java-base Chat site:
>The java involves network calls, and even though my Netscape browser is
>configured to work via a proxy server (squid of course!), Netscape goes
>off and tries to connect to the java server directly - where it gets
>jumped on by our firewall.

You're probably SOL. The Java security model only lets an applet
connect back to the system from which the applet was downloaded, with
no concept of proxy. The last I tried NetScape (2.x?) it would not
even use SOCKS (a generic proxy protocol which requires aware clients,
or aware client libraries; see for Java
connections, although the browser itself did for HTTP connections.

Received on Tue Oct 29 1996 - 09:30:03 MST

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