[rc5] Behind a firewall

Jeff Lawson jlawson at hmc.edu
Thu Aug 28 22:11:20 EDT 1997


At 06:37 PM 8/28/97 -0700, Mike Montour wrote:
>I've had the same problem, and haven't verified the cause (didn't need
>to, after
>I got a personal proxy running on the firewall box). My hypothesis was
>that because
>"rc5proxy.distributed.net" returns multiple IP addresses, maybe the
>HTTP server
>was initiating a connection with one of them, but switching to another
>one in the
>middle of the key-fetch process (which presumably includes a bit of
>back-and-forth
>handshaking). 

Yes, this is indeed the problem that is occurring.  By explicitly setting a
single proxy, the client passes that address to your http proxy, rather
than "rc5proxy.distributed.net"



Jeff
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