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Forwarded HTTP Extension

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Andreas Petersson , Martin Nilsson
Last updated 2012-08-30 (Latest revision 2011-11-17)
Replaced by RFC 7239
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-appsawg-http-forwarded
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


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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