From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 16:54:29 +0200

Squirm is not a proxy of any kind, so no. It is a URL
rewriter/redirector to be used in conjunction with Squid.

To continue this discussion in a meaningful manner please first define
what you mean by reverse proxying of HTTPS.

1) Where is the SSL encryption & identification to be performed?
   1a) Between the user agent and the origin server
   1b) Between the user agent and the reverse proxy, then unencrypted
between the reverse proxy and the origin server
   1c) On a hop by hop basis. First between the user agent and the
proxy, and then reencrypted between the proxy and the origin server
using another set of SSL keys.

2) Do you want any proxy based caching to be involved?

Henrik Nordstrom
Harry MacDonald wrote:
> Does Squirm handle HTTPS ?
> Could you reverse proxy HTTPS using Squirm ?
> >>> Henrik Nordstrom <> 05/28/00 04:25PM >>>
> Mikes Roman wrote:
> > can i use squid like a reverse proxy for HTTPS ? It means i have my web
> > server inside of firewall and i need tunnel ssl through the firewall from
> > outside.
> No, Squid cannot reverse proxy SSL.
> You are probably better off using a TCP plug like rinetd.
> Yes, there exists patches to Squid for acting as a gateway HTTP<->HTTPS.
> Probably not what you want in this case, but it exists.
> --
> Henrik Nordstrom
> Squid hacker
Received on Mon May 29 2000 - 09:32:44 MDT

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