Have yet to get round to making pine stick my sig *after* the reply...
brian at devfoo.net
"kill -9 needs no justification"
On Wed, 22 Mar 2000, Aaron McDaid wrote:
> > Or do you mean use this prog as a proxy?
> > That'd slow down browsing a little :(
doubt you'd notice it, and the advantages would out-weigh the discomforts,
otherwise you could kill.
> I wonder if it'd could be speeded up. This proxy
> could just log the URL, and make a request to to
> _normal_ proxy BUT send the packets in such a way
> as the returned page goes straight to the browser
> instead of being piped, so to speak, thru this ickle
Not really worth the hassle...
> then it should just be a case of faking the
> port numbers.
...it would need a raw socket (privileged -- so it would have to be run
as root, or at least setuid (ick!))...which apart from the security issues
also has portablility issues, even with libpcap.
> Also, I want it to be able to work with ANY browser,
> not just netscape. Or for that matter even progs such
> as wget! Basically anything that does HTTP
provided it acted as a proper proxy, it should work with lynx too.
As for actual development, I think Perl would be most suited to this task,
it makes sockets a breeze and regexps would def come in handy for this
kind of parsing work.
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