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Forwarded HTTP Extension

Document type: Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
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Last updated: 2012-08-30 (latest revision 2011-11-17)
Intended RFC status: Unknown
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IESG State: Replaced by draft-ietf-appsawg-http-forwarded
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This document standardizes an HTTP extension header field that allows proxy components to disclose information lost in the proxying process, e.g. the originating IP number of a request or IP number of the proxy on the incoming side. Given a trusted path of proxying components, each subsequent component will have access to all IP numbers used in the chain of proxied HTTP requests. This document also standardizes ways for a proxy administrator to anonymize the origin of a request.


Andreas Petersson <>
Martin Nilsson <>

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