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[inet-admins] Fw: backbone transparent proxy / connection hijacking

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   transparent proxy....

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-----Original Message-----
From: Roeland M.J. Meyer <rmeyer@mhsc.com>
To: Jon Lewis <jlewis@inorganic5.fdt.net>
Cc: nanog@merit.edu <nanog@merit.edu>
Subject: Re: backbone transparent proxy / connection hijacking

>At 04:11 PM 6/25/98 -0400, Jon Lewis wrote:
>>Has anyone else noticed Digex playing with transparent proxying on their
>>backbone?  We have one of our T1's through them, and found that all web
>>traffic going out our Digex connection goes through a proxy.  We've got
>>customers with web sites that are broken now because they can't
>>communicate with things like Cybercash, because their outgoing http
>>requests are hijacked and sent through a Digex web cache. 
>>Digex wants us to register each web server out on the rest of the
>>internet that hosts from our network need to talk directly to.  This looks
>>like the beginning of a big PITA.
>Sounds more like time to change Internet vendors. You've now told me whom I
>DON'T want to do business with. Yeah, I know renumbering's a bitch. I just
>went through it myself.
>>I wouldn't have a problem with Digex setting up some web caches and
>>encouraging customers to setup their own caches and have them talk to the
>>Digex ones via ICP...but caching everything without our knowledge/consent
>Yeah, it tells you when to change vendors.
>Roeland M.J. Meyer, ISOC (InterNIC RM993) 
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