Questions tagged [proxy]

A proxy is a device or program that stands between two or more interconnected programs or devices. Reasons for a proxy include one or more connected parties only wanting the other to access specific data. A proxy provides a method for this.

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Images from googleusercontent.com giving 404

A few days ago, images from a website I maintain stopped being displayed in Gmail. The Google's Image Cache Proxy returns 404 on every image. I can confirm that they are accessible on the server ...
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How to turn off Apache proxy HTML correction

I'm using Apache proxy to access a web application on a VM. The proxy configuration works great, no issues. However, a side effect I see is that the Apache proxy "fixes" HTML that is being proxied. ...
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Would searches from a proxy simulating local country searches be considered legitimate and boost CTR?

I have a website and would like to know if searches from a proxy simulating local country searches would count as legit in the eyes of Google thus boosting the CTR? And would this boost the site's ...
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How to make a website locally hosted behind a proxy to be accessable outside?

In our organization, we have a locally hosted website example.com which can't be access from outside of the organization. Organization also have a proxy server, which we use to access the internet. ...
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IIS HTTP/S rewrite with SSL offloading non-standard local port

I posted this in a different forum and got nothing, so I'm a bit desperate. Here is my scenario: IIS running sites on 80 and 443 - external.foo.com and https://external.foo.com On the same node, a ...
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Is it good to crawl metadata via proxy for several bot engines?

I am new to AngularJS and due to some technical issues or maybe I'm just not aware of the right way, I am facing SEO related issues. So at the moment I plant a proxy server running behind the main ...
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500 internal server error when trying to implement reverse proxy under Apache. How do I forward the requests to another server without errors?

I want to forward a request from one server to another. Here is my problem: hr.example.com - port 80 - Server A support.example.com - port 80 - Server B All requests on port 80 are forwarded to ...
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How to setup a duplicate of a site at a different host so if there is an outage at the 1st host - the site will still load at the second host?

VPS RAM: 6GB SSD Web Space: 150 GB Bandwidth: 6000 GB Cores: 8 We had a really awful experience with our hosting provider recently...We have been with Hostforweb for over 14 years and things were ...
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How to hide/proxy port 8080 via HTTPS/443 with Apache? [duplicate]

I have a non-encrypted service running separate to apache on 8080. I'd like to hide it and redirect all traffic to it via SSL. I have successfully setup proxy/reverse proxy so all requests to www....
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How to configure Apache reverse proxy from sub-directory to alternate port using SSL

I've been working for some time with a weird setup, and I believe proxying can solve some of my problems, but no matter how much I read I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the configuration. I'...
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Would it be beneficial to proxy and cache Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager's JS file is not "cached" normally and requires an extra connection to another server (i.e. new SSL handshake and DNS call). I was wondering is it beneficial to do an Apache proxy ...
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Implement HTTP Connect with a web server rendering a single static page so that proxy PAC files can point to it

I want to set up a fake proxy server that returns a fixed HTML page directly (same page for all requests) rather than actually proxying. Use case: Users need to update the PAC file URL in their web ...
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Google Proxy IP's in my company website access log from company user

For whatever strange reason, a user within my company has requests proxied through google proxy servers to our company website.. Instead of her requests coming from office ip to our website, its ...
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Apache proxypass directive does not recover quickly

I am using this "simple" apache ProxyPass directive. <VirtualHost *:80> ProxyPreserveHost On ProxyPass / http://0.0.0.0:3000/ ProxyPassReverse / http://0.0.0.0:3000/ ...
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Rewrite external HTTP resource links to proxied HTTPS using Apache/PHP

First off, disclaimer... I know what I'm asking for is against specification and recommendation but the boss wants it done. Having said that... I'm the person responsible for a Moodle installation (...
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nginx proxy on domain only

I have setup a server block with a proxy in nginx which works when I hit the service with an a directory. For example I can access gs.geolytix.net/geoserver with this conf. server { listen 80; ...
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Using mod_rewrite to access httpOnly cookie?

I have Apache running as a secure proxy (Port 443) between an HTTPS site and the rest of the world. This site is setting a secure, httpOnly cookie. The cookie when seen in a trace shows up in a ...
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Is it feasible to use Vary: headers with If-none-match: to improve caching?

As we all know, sending a response header Vary: Some-Header causes (or should cause) caches to store different variants of the response, one for each value of Some-Header: it encounters in requests. ...
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301 redirect away from content that is served with a reverse proxy to prevent duplicate content

I am currently struggling to resolve an issue stemming from a reverse proxy. We are running a reverse proxy from page.example.com to example.com/page/ . This original subdomain content is generated ...
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Stop Google from crawling proxied pages but still allow the proxy itself to be found via search engines

I have a proxy at http://rahul2001.com/proxy/ I site can be 'proxied' by like this: http://rahul2001.com/proxy/proxy.php/http://site-to-be-proxied.example.com/ The problem is that Google seems to be ...
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Handling bots that request URLs in paths

In my server log, I found at least one IP address to be requesting a full URL in an awkward place. For example, the header the client sends to my server is this: GET http://www.3rdpartysite.com/file....
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If a webpage contains an iFrame, would the iframe be loaded through the proxy server used to view the page?

I am trying to create a web proxy server similar to those available online: you access the main webpage, enter the url in a field and then, via the web proxy server itself, it would open the page in ...
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mod_proxy(_html) and a buggy Webserver (delivers text/html for JSON data)

We've got a Webserver that answers to AJAX requests by sending JSON Data to the client. Problem is that the JSON Data has the content-type "text/html" instead of "application/json" (it's an Oracle ...
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Is it OK for SEO and ads on the site if I have the same content on multiple domains?

I have a web based proxy and web filters eventually blacklist the domain. Because of this, I am thinking of creating alternate domains for the same website. Each domain would host 100% same content. ...
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How do I change my IP address so that it would reflect that I am located in a specific state inside the US?

I would like to know the best method of changing my IP address to show that I am located in a specific state, Texas to be more precise. I have to sign into a VPN service (powered by Cisco) that ...
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If a corporate network disables peer-to-peer networking, will that affect web-based proxy services?

I'm under the impression that PHP-based proxies download the content of a site to their server before sending it back to the browser just like browsing any standard website site. Am I correct in ...
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Cache an external site that may have a mobile version

In continuation of the answer for the "Nginx Reverse Proxy for Tumblr" question, what is the best way to cache a web-site like Tumblr with nginx, which returns distinct results depending on the User-...
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Usage of special characters in the URL path instead of query-strings to allow relative linking in a web proxy

I've received complaints that the links that my software is generating aren't following the W3C URL-specification. http://www.w3.org/Addressing/URL/url-spec.txt The links generated looks like this: ...
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Why is Google downloading binaries from my web site and using bandwidth?

Since about mid-August 2014, several Google servers have been downloading all of the (very) large binary files on my web site, about once a week. The IPs all show as owned by Google, and look like ...
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Problem using mod_deflate with ProxyPass

Using Apache 2.0 (2.0.53) on a particular legacy system, enabling mod_deflate causes directly-served content to be gzip-encoded just fine. However, and this is my problem, content proxied from another ...
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Apache HTTPS ProxyPass certificate location

I'm trying to set up an Apache server that uses ProxyPass to pass HTTPS requests on to another server. Let's call the proxy server ALPHA and the target server BETA. ALPHA does not run HTTPS, but ...
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Rewrite URL with masking from HTTP to HTTPS site (on a different server) are certs needed on first server?

I have a *:80 virtual host in Apache 2.2.15 which is just a bunch of URL rewrites like: ServerAlias foo.bar biz.baz tit.tat RewriteRule / http://somesite.com (R=301,L) ServerAlias differentsite.com ...
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Proxy pass from apache to jetty using localhost

In my `/etc/apache2/sites-enabled file I have two proxy pass statements: one to a Virtuoso server which works with localhost and one to a jetty server on localhost which doesn't, because "Firefox can'...
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Is it possible for a website to determine whether the user is browsing through a transparent proxy? [closed]

I'm currently browsing through a local transparent proxy. I'm receiving 404 responses from a couple of web hosts, although the proxy works perfectly with everything else; I was wondering whether it ...
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Can I detect the IP address and location of visitors to my web application who are behind a proxy?

I'm writing a web application and I need to make sure that I have the actual IP address and location of my visitors, since there are many users in Middle East and China using proxy services to bypass ...
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Should I give preferential treatment to proxy users on my ecommerce site?

I am setting up an ecommerce site that caters to a worldwide audience. I would imagine that visitors would come from everywhere, and for whatever reasons, some would be connecting through proxy ...
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Proxying is removing the end of the URL

I have an existing apache webserver, and I am trying to add YouTrack to it. Knowing anything about YouTrack is likely not relevant for this question, except that it's running Jetty 6.1. So I have it ...
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How to setup a fully functional “mirror” of a website? [closed]

PREMISES: I have a wordpress website hosted in a shared-hosting Since it's a shared hosting, I share the same ip with other GoDaddy customers A couple of times, some other customer got malware on ...
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ProxyPassReverse doesn't keep me on the proxy URL when I click around

I have the following virtual host on my personal web server which runs on my NAS.I have dynDNS setup to redirect both mydomain.com and *.mydomain.com to my NAS. <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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Can using Varnish still help to improve the performance of my site if I already use CloudFlare?

I'm using CloudFlare right now. Can Varnish still help to improve the performance of my site?
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What is the precise term for serving internal URLs to external ones?

Consider URLs to a public API: https://api.example.com/items https://api.example.com/add https://api.example.com/remove ... Internally, the calls are being served from local URLs, for example: 1.2.3....
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How does a CDN like CloudFlare work?

What I understand so far: You keep your current web hosting, but you change the DNS servers for your site from the DNS servers of your current hosting to CloudFlare's DNS servers. CloudFlare serves ...
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Using a server to host mail servers and redirect website requests to another server

I have 2 servers. At my registrar, the DNS of my domain points to Server1. How can I set up my servers, so that Server1 redirects all Web requests for my domain to Server2. My goal is that I can ...
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How can we find real source of suspected user entries?

I have a website where I keep logging the user entries. I found some anonymous entries in my table and I suspect they are using some kind of proxy switchers. How can I find the real source of these ...
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Nginx Reverse Proxy for Tumblr

I'm currently trying to set up a reverse proxy redirecting a domain to a tumblr blog. I've set up NGinx using this Gist. My nginx configuration looks like so: upstream tumblr { server 66.6.44....
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Why is “googlehosted.com” in the DNS records for our website after signing up for DDOS protection?

Recently we had to get some DDOS protection for our website because of the large attacks we were seeing after getting a bit of popularity. We handed over our domain and hosting information to our ...
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Bypassing hosting provider country block

My Apache server is located in a farm that is blocking an entire country for the sakes of 'security' and avoiding an hacking attack. I'm trying to bypass this block, and would like help in doing so. ...
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How to prevent wpad.dat entries in log file

My Nginx access.log is FULL with lines about /wpad.dat (on a completely empty site with only "index.php") : 190.199.220.124 - - [13/Aug/2013:22:37:04 +0000] "GET /wpad.dat HTTP/1.1" 200 731 "-" "...
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Is this Google proxy a fake crawler: google-proxy-66-249-81-131.google.com?

Recently I discover that some variants of a google proxy visits my sites. I doubt these are legal Google crawlers because these crawlers are NOT always behind a proxy (like the hostname describes) and ...
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Register a .ca domain from the US — proxy service

We are a US-based business and interested in registering a .ca domain. I understand the Canadian Presence Requirements for Registrants - CIRA (www.cira.ca/assets/Documents/Legal/Registrants/CPR.pdf). ...