[Catalyst-dev] The proxystuffs branch/5.8 Front End Proxy and other Engines.

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Sat Nov 15 16:40:01 GMT 2008

On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 05:21:54PM -0700, J. Shirley wrote:
> In my never-ending efforts to deploy Catalyst in seemingly unusual
> configurations, I've come across lacking support for X-Forwarded-Port
> (or X-Forwarded-Host-Port) as well as X-Forwarded-Proto.
> Andy pointed me to the "proxystuff" branch, but simply integrating
> that (regardless of whether the tests pass) may cause other Engine's
> to break.  I'm not sure which, or even how they will break or how we
> can detect breakage, so hopefully someone with fresh knowledge of the
> proxystuff branch will be able to work with me on it.
> Also, to snag the patch and apply to 5.8 could mean that we can bypass
> some potential breakage, and at this point finalize a specific
> "Extending Catalyst Engine's" API.  In my searches here, I've found
> that not only are there a huge variance in configuration methods, but
> very few frameworks seem to document all the options thoroughly.
> And, finally, for 6.0 I think it would be great to just add-in the
> role support that you want.  So your engine can be with FastCGI,
> FrontEndProxy, etc.


I think Andy put together an HTTP::Engine engine for experimentation. I sort
of wonder if that's the better place to look at persuading that sort of thing
to happen since we can switch to a C::E::HTTPEngine as the "standard" without
worrying about breaking anything else.

Thoughts, people?

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