HTTPS

Bert Shuler bertshuler at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 6 18:05:18 EST 2013


When using https via a proxy, it used the HTTP/HTTPS proxy CONNECT parameter.

It is described in this RFC. Although the RFC is expired, it is the defacto standard:

http://www.web-cache.com/Writings/Internet-Drafts/draft-luotonen-web-proxy-tunneling-01.txt


On Nov 6, 2013, at 1:38 PM, Nakia Brewer <Nakia.Brewer at westrac.com.au> wrote:

> Thanks, that is today's plan.. I'm hoping I could maybe convince them to add an exception to let this program not go through any proxy..
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of kee nethery
> Sent: Thursday, 07 November 2013 08:36
> To: How to use LiveCode
> Subject: Re: HTTPS
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> You might want to talk to the IT staff at that site to find out what they suggest for operating through the proxy. Could be some appliance firewall acting as the proxy needs something in it's setup to make this work.
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> Kee
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> On Nov 6, 2013, at 1:10 PM, Nakia Brewer <Nakia.Brewer at westrac.com.au> wrote:
> 
>> It's frustrating to say the least, especially seeing as I can do a few test with the
>> REST Add-on for Firefox and it all works.. switch to LC and bamm, no dice! 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Monte Goulding
>> Sent: Thursday, 07 November 2013 08:05
>> To: How to use LiveCode
>> Subject: Re: HTTPS
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>> On 07/11/2013, at 7:52 AM, kee nethery <kee at kagi.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I'm trying to imagine how you would set up an HTTPS connection to a server through a proxy. The whole point of an HTTPS connection is to prevent a man-in-the-middle attack and a proxy is a prime example of a man-in-the-middle attack.
>>> 
>>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/516323/https-connections-over-proxy-servers
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>> There's a protocol called CONNECT. It doesn't look that complicated but it's not in libURL.
>> 
>> Cheers
>> 
>> --
>> Monte Goulding
>> 
>> M E R Goulding - software development services
>> mergExt - There's an external for that!
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