Graham Leggett writes:
Sam Varshavchik wrote:
Proxies, by definition should be completely transparent. Software should
not be aware that a proxy is involved in the middle (except, perhaps, for a
simple proxy on/off setting).
Reverse proxies by definition hide URLs behind other URLs.
"Reverse proxy" is a meaningless buzzword.
Is there is reason why webmail always outputs absolute URLs?
Yes. Various bugs in some browsers with relative HTTP redirect URLs.
The absolute URL should be configurable at runtime, not hardcoded. This
The URL is not hardcoded. You can rename sqwebmail as my-webmail-server,
and http://hostname/cgi-bin/my-webmail-server will work just as well.
Hardcoded != absolute.
will fix the problem.
If the URL received by the web server is not the same URL that was issued by
the client, the proxy is broken, and needs to be fixed. That's the real