HTTP Request: Header Fields

This ruleset supplies content filtering for the full HTTP header. By default, the HTTP-proxy uses exact matching rules to strip Via and From headers, and allows all other headers. This ruleset matches the full header, not only the name.

To match all values of a header, type the pattern: [header name]:*. To match only some values of a header, replace the asterisk (*) wildcard with a pattern. If your pattern does not start with an asterisk (*) wildcard, include one space between the colon and the pattern when you type in the Pattern text box. For example, type: [header name]: [pattern], not [header name]:[pattern].

The default rules do not strip the Referer header, but do include a disabled rule to strip this header. To enable the rule to strip the header, select Change View. Some web browsers and software applications must use the Referer header to operate correctly.

  1. On the Edit page for the proxy, select the Proxy Action tab.
  2. From the HTTP Request drop-down list, select Header Fields.
    The Header Fields settings appear.
  3. Configure the rule action.
    For more information, see Add, Change, or Delete Rules.
  4. To change settings for another category in this proxy, see the topic for that category.
  5. Click Save.

If you modified a predefined proxy action, when you save the changes you are prompted to clone (copy) your settings to a new action.

For more information on predefined proxy actions, see About Proxy Actions.

See Also

About the HTTP-Proxy

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