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Detailed information about PYTHON proxy: WSGIProxy
Proxy Name WSGIProxy
Language and version python version: 2.3
HTTP version 1.1
HTTPS Connect yes
Windows NTLM support no
Last updated YYYY-MM-DD 2009-07-16
Platform all
Author Ian Bicking
Home page http://pythonpaste.org/wsgiproxy/
Primary features WSGIProxy contains a WSGI application that will proxy to another server.
Features
  1. WSGIProxy contains a WSGI application that will proxy to another server, in wsgiproxy.app.WSGIProxyApp. This will try to represent the WSGI request as best it can. All the original request headers are passed through. In addition these headers are added
    • X-Forwarded-For
    • X-Forwarded-Server
    • X-Forwarded-Scheme
    • X-Forwarded-Script-Name
    • X-Traversal-Path
    • X-Traversal-Query-String
  2. In both the WSGI application and middleware you can sign and check the signature of a request. This is used for securing Pickle headers, and ensuring requests don't leak in from outside that might use those same headers.
  3. WSGIProxy contains a middleware that will fix up a request, with coming from another WSGIProxy (WSGIProxyApp) server, or from elsewhere. This reads all the headers that WSGIProxyApp sets. It also allows you to force things about the request.
License MIT
Design Architecture WSGI
Notes You can download WSGIProxy from the python package index, using EasyInstall, like this: easy_install WSGIProxy