[squid-users] Fwd: http get requests to squid with relative path

Amos Jeffries squid3 at treenet.co.nz
Fri Oct 16 09:53:14 UTC 2015

On 16/10/2015 9:23 p.m., Gianluca Bergamo wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've just discovered that making requests to our reverse proxy using a
> Vodafone umts connection does not work.
> I get a bad request, and the problem is that in the http header the GET
> line does not include the full path but just the relative one. The "Host:"
> parameter in the header is ok and it contains the host address.
> If I make the request using different internet mobile providers I have no
> problems, so it seems it's something with Vodafone that strips the url!
> In the RFC 2616 (chapter 5.1.2) they say:
> "The absoluteURI form is REQUIRED when the request is being made to a
> proxy. "
> So, is there a way with Squid 3.4 (or newer versions) to solve or
> workaround this problem?

RFC 2616 is obsolete. HTTP is now governed by RFC 7230-7235.

You said this was a reverse-proxy. The rules for reverse-proxy are the
same as the rules for origin servers, not the rules for proxies.
That includes the relevance of RFC 7230 section 5.3.1.


So either you *dont* have a reverse-proxy, or the problem is something
other than what you think.


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