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Re: dns via socks5 failed?

From: Richard Atterer <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 13:54:46 +0100

On Sat, Jan 05, 2008 at 12:53:03PM +0100, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> I get a feeling going CURLOPT_PROXY_HOSTNAME is a bit more complicated
> than anyone will ever enjoy. I lean towards plaily making the proxy type
> SOCKS5_HOSTNAME supported. (And yes, SOCKS5 is then going back to sending
> IP address by default.)

I agree, I'd also do it like that.

BTW, I don't think client-side DNS resolving is needed for HTTP proxies -
nobody has ever done this! I'm not even sure it makes sense, because e.g. a
caching HTTP proxy will have a much harder time figuring out which website
a request goes to if the server uses virtual hosting. I have a feeling that
current HTTP proxies do not expect the hostname in the GET line to differ
from that of the "Host:" header.



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Received on 2008-01-05