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Template-Driven HTTP CONNECT Proxying for TCP

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (httpbis WG)
Expired & archived
Author Benjamin M. Schwartz
Last updated 2023-05-17 (Latest revision 2023-03-09)
Replaced by draft-ietf-httpbis-connect-tcp
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-httpbis-connect-tcp
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


TCP proxying using HTTP CONNECT has long been part of the core HTTP specification. However, this proxying functionality has several important deficiencies in modern HTTP environments. This specification defines an alternative HTTP proxy service configuration for TCP connections. This configuration is described by a URI Template, similar to the CONNECT-UDP and CONNECT-IP protocols.


Benjamin M. Schwartz

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