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  • Pity you didn't implement HTTP::Proxy using POE. No need to fork, better portability ...

    Ilya Martynov ( [])

    • Yeah, yeah, I've been told that several times. :-)

      I'd like to work on a POE::Component that would do what HTTP::Proxy does. It's just that I was too lazy to learn POE. And I have so much to do until HTTP::Proxy is actually usable for more than simple HTTP requests to HTTP::Proxy (the filtering system is the most exciting part of HTTP::Proxy, and it need some more work, and a decent API). So I guess this will happen, but only later, someday.

      I'll soon add the capability to answer CONNECT requests (based on my experience with connect-tunnel []). I bet that using Crypt::SSLeay and HTTP::Proxy one could create a simple man-in-the-middle attack based on the fact that nobody really cares about the certificate they are sent. That is, assuming people would use such a proxy (for example, if they are lead to believe it is an open proxy []).

      • Beware that POE is likely to require very different design of API (because it must be event based). If you decide at some point to port HTTP::Proxy to POE this port will not straight-forward.

        Ilya Martynov ( [])