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dc.contributor.advisorHari Balakrishnan.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSit, Eric N., 1977-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-24T19:34:34Z
dc.date.available2005-08-24T19:34:34Z
dc.date.copyright2000en_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/9086
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B. and M.Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2000.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaf 104).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis describes a reverse hypertext tunneling protocol that allows a web browser from outside a firewall to access a web server inside a firewall. Reverse HTTP utilizes pre-existing proxy services to create a transparent and scalable method to tunnel through a firewall. Reverse HTTP provides an excellent solution to the problem of providing controlled access to firewall protected resources. This is because unlike traditional firewall traversal methods, reverse HTTP is completely software based and requires no changes to the existing firewall configuration. Reverse HTTP works because it tunnels traffic in a form which a web proxy server on the firewall allows to pass. A Java software implementation has been developed and tested to demonstrate the usefulness and efficacy of the reverse HTTP protocol. This experimental implementation proves that a portable, scalable solution can be developed with comparable performance characteristics to a normal web proxy. Although the implementation can be used to view protected web sites, it does not compromise the overall network security.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Eric N. Sit.en_US
dc.format.extent104 leavesen_US
dc.format.extent5030099 bytes
dc.format.extent5029857 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectElectrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.titleReverse HTTP tunneling for firewall traversalen_US
dc.title.alternativeReverse HyperText Transfer Protocol tunneling for firewall traversalen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.and M.Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc46894281en_US


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