[Twisted-Python] http proxy

Andrew Warkentin andreww at datanet.ab.ca
Mon Feb 25 03:08:26 EST 2008

Vasil Vangelovski wrote:

>I'm trying to set up a http proxy which will write redirects to the
>client if it requests certain uri but work as a normal proxy for
>others. Can this be done with the higher level proxy classes, if so,
Not easily. The proxy classes included with Twisted only really work for 
a simple transparent non-authenticating proxy. Also, twisted.web2.proxy 
was incomplete and didn't work the last time I checked. 
twisted.web.proxy works, but is only compatible with HTTP/1.0 and does 
not allow persistent connections or pipelining.

<shameless plug>
I am in the process of writing a Twisted-based proxy that supports 
filter plugins (the site is http://xuproxy.sourceforge.net). Currently, 
it is in an alpha state (transparent HTTP proxying with pipelining 
support appears to be fully working, but there may be major bugs 
lurking), so I wouldn't recommend using it for production use.
</shameless plug>

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