[Http-recorder] setting up the proxy....

Roland Giersig Roland at Giersig.org
Tue Jun 8 12:28:59 EDT 2004

George Gallen wrote:
>  >-----Original Message-----
>  >From: Roland Giersig [mailto:RGiersig at cpan.org]
>  >Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 11:45 AM
>  >To: http-recorder at lists.bestpractical.com
>  >Subject: Re: [Http-recorder] setting up the proxy....
>  >
>  >
>  >Also, try connecting to the proxy directly via telnet and type in the
>  >HTTP GET manually so you can see the exact error returned from
>  >the proxy.
>  >
> This is strange.
> If I telent to my port 80 (apache), and type in a GET response, I get back
>   what I'd expect, in this case I put in a bogus page, and got back a page
>   not found error from apache.
> If I telnet to my port 8080 (proxy) it drops the connection, however, if I
>   telnet to port 8080 from the server (localhost), and put in a GET 
> response
>   it works. nothing gets put to the log file..but I'll work with that 
> later.
> I don't understand why I'm able to telnet to port 80 but not 8080 from the
> PC (outside the server), but can telnet to either port from inside the 
> server.
> Does the proxy use any form of hosts.allow/deny that I need to set? or 
> will it only allow localhost to connect to itself (like java)?

It could be that the proxy only binds the socket for 8080 for localhost, 
not for general IP adresses (but I find that highly improbable). What is 
the exact error? Can telnet establish a connection, but it gets closed 
immediately? This would point to some sort of access control. Or, if the 
connection cannot be established per se, then the port isn't visible 
from outside the server, i.e. the socket is bound to accept only from 


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