Intercepting proxies and spacewalk-repo-sync

More and more companies are using intercepting proxies to scan for malware. Those malware scanners can be problematic due to added latency. If you using spacewalk-repo-sync to synchronize external yum repositories to your custom software channels and experience the famous message [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try in your log files, then you need to configure spacewalk-repo-sync. Unfortunately the documentation for that is a bit hidden in the man page. You need to create a directory and create a ….Read More

302 Redirects behind SSL-terminating proxies

You have a web site all with SSL. There is a reverse proxy or load balancer that acts as SSL termination point. Behind that reverse proxy you have an Apache web server running plain http.

Your application uses 302 redirects to announce new URLs or whatever the reason is for doing so. Since the web server does not know that https URLs should be announced the response header looks like following:


The browser interprets that location header and send a request to this non-SSL URL instead of https:///