[Twisted-web] Cheetah+twisted.web2

Andrea Arcangeli andrea at cpushare.com
Thu Jan 19 14:29:34 MST 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 09:24:01AM -0800, David Reid wrote:
> Judging from the way Request actually deals with .uri it should be _uri, 
> I'll discuss this with foom and fix it later.

So you mean, it should be private? But then how can the vhost fixup the
uri if it's private?

> As far as I know twisted.web.proxy.ReverseProxyResource doesn't send 
> X-Forwarded-For.  I don't think Apache2 sends the port.  I'm not sure 
> what to do about this other than subclass and fix, it seems like a 
> pretty special case to me, perhaps security would be better provided 
> through another means, because as you said, it only works if the 
> connection tracking is logged.  Which most SOHO devices don't do.

There are large ISP that I assume log the stuff properly.

> >3) if answer to 2 is no, can I forward port to web2 my simple hack to
> >twisted.web that I need in order to plug klive on top twisted.web2?
> Twisted.web2 is backwards compatible, in that it knows what a 
> twisted.web resource expects, and is capable of translating them from 
> what Twisted.web2 uses (see twisted.web2.compat)  You should be able to 
> just drop that exact ReverseProxyResource into a twisted.web2 tree and 
> have it work.  (While you're at it you might as well patch it to send 
> the client via X-Forwarded-For (and send the other headers 
> AutoURIRewrite expects while you're at it))

Ok, it may take a bit of time since I'm not ready to move on top of web2
yet, but I'll start testing, I've to fix this anyway before I can move
on top of web2.

> I'm not sure if tacking a :port onto the X-Forwarded-For header will 
> break other http servers.

I don't know. Should I use a x-forwarded-port instead?

> Send me a patch (on or offlist) that changes chanRequest to _chanRequest[1]

What do you mean exactly with [1]? And why only one "_" I thought two __
were needed to make it private. Or you want it only as an hint?


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