Apache > HTTP Server > Documentation > Version 2.2 > Modules

Apache Module mod_proxy_connect

Available Languages:  en  |  ja 

Description:mod_proxy extension for CONNECT request handling
Module Identifier:proxy_connect_module
Source File:mod_proxy_connect.c


This module requires the service of mod_proxy. It provides support for the CONNECT HTTP method. This method is mainly used to tunnel SSL requests through proxy servers.

Thus, in order to get the ability of handling CONNECT requests, mod_proxy and mod_proxy_connect have to be present in the server.

CONNECT is also used, when the server needs to send an HTTPS request through a forward proxy. In this case the server acts as a CONNECT client. This functionality is part of mod_proxy and mod_proxy_connect is not needed in this case.


Do not enable proxying until you have secured your server. Open proxy servers are dangerous both to your network and to the Internet at large.


This module provides no directives.

See also

Available Languages:  en  |  ja 



This is not a Q&A section. Comments placed here should be pointed towards suggestions on improving the documentation or server, and may be removed again by our moderators if they are either implemented or considered invalid/off-topic. Questions on how to manage the Apache HTTP Server should be directed at either our IRC channel, #httpd, on Freenode, or sent to our mailing lists.