DeleGate/9.X Release Note

                                                 October 4, 2010  Yutaka Sato

                                                       [Latest Note][updates]

NEW FEATURES in DeleGate/9
 9.9.8 introduced "DYCONF" for configration dynamic/conditional on request
 9.9.8 disabled "PORT Bounce" by default (see the option FTPCONF=bounce)
 9.9.8 introduced SHUTDOWN={reject,accept} and "ETCDIR/hosts.d/{reject,accept}"
 9.9.8 introduced "FTPxHTTP"
 9.9.7 introduced "yysh" over yyMUX
 9.9.7 introduced "yyMUX" protocol for multiplexed persistent connections
 9.9.7 introduced "Y11" protocol to invite remote X11 clients
 9.9.6 making without C++ (with CFLAGS=-DQSC)
 9.9.6 introduced AUTHORIZER="-map{inPat}{localPat}{fwdPat},..."
 9.9.5 NNTPCONF=ondemand to work without making the connection to server
 9.9.5 new MountOption "sni=hostname" for TLS by SNI (server name indication)
 9.9.4 MOUNT to rewrite HTTP Referer ("referer" and "udst" MountOption)
 9.9.3 HTTP connection caching/shareing (-Ecc option)
 9.9.1 Transparent proxy with ipfw (FreeBSD and MacOSX)
 9.9.1 coped with Win95 (has been disabled since 9.2.4)
 9.9.0 HTMUX for bi-directional tunneling over HTTP
 9.9.0 CAPSKEY to enable suppressed capabilities (MITM, VSAP, SockMux, ...)
 9.8.6 new VSAP (accept request on a remote host) by HTTP ACCEPT
 9.8.2 supported AUTHORIZER=-ntht, authentication by NTLM over HTTP (Win32)
 9.8.2 NAT based virtual hosting with "odst" MountOption
 9.8.2 name based virtual hosting with "nvhost" MountOption
 9.8.2 reverse proxy and caching to virtual hosting server with "nvserv"
 9.8.2 Transparent proxy by SO_ORIGINAL_DST for any protocols (on Linux)
 9.8.2 Telnet/SSH gateway (Telnet client to SSH server)
 9.8.2 ported onto Windows Mobile/CE
 9.8.0 supported SSL (TLS) server name indication (SNI)
 9.8.0 introduced generalized CLUSTERing of servers
 9.6.0 fast SSL for any protocols using thread
 9.6.0 smooth gzip/HTTP streaming using thread
 9.4.3 generalized routing to upstream proxies with authentication by FORWARD
 9.4.1 transparent cacheing/logging HTTP/FTP/NNTP/SMTP/POP proxy over SOCKS
 9.4.0 loading encrypted parameters in +=enc:... (encrypted by -Fenc)
 9.4.0 privileged operations with set-uid-on-exec flag (without "subin")
 9.4.0 editing configuration parameters implanted in the executable file (-Fimp)
 9.2.5 signing and verifying the executable file of DeleGate
 9.2.4 SOCKS,MASTER,PROXY multiplexed over SockMux
 9.2.4 SOCKS over SSL
 9.2.3 added Man-In-The-Middle mode to peep HTTPS/SSL over HTTP proxy
 9.2.3 supported syslog

 9.8.6 fixed rejection by REJECT=proto:dst:src just by src match (SOCKS,FTP,POP,Telnet,...)
 9.2.2 supported MLST and MLSD in a origin-FTP server (not as a caching-proxy)
 9.2.2 coped with huge files larger than 4GB in FTP and HTTP DeleGate
 9.2.0 Access Counter with a client network distribution map
 9.2.0 Cookie encryption and filtering to protect stolen Cookies
 9.0.6 Anonymizing NNTP articles
 9.0.5 Remote administration and configuration via HTTPS/SSL
 9.0.4 Gatewaying from a sftp/SSH server to FTP or HTTP clients
 9.0.3 Detecting and blocking non-HTTPS/SSL protocol via HTTP proxy
 9.0.1 SSL improvement with increased performance and easier configuration
 9.0.0 IPv6 support

MAJOR FIXES in DeleGate/9
 9.9.5 Fixed SSL, gzip and cache on Win32 (especially on Win2K and WinMe)
 9.9.4 Fixed freezing/aborting on signal with threads (for SSL or gzip)
 9.9.3 Fixed relaying a HTTP response in "Content-Encoding: x-gzip"
 9.9.2 Fixed RELAY=nojava to disable EMBED,OBJECT,APPLET (disabled in 7.9.11)
 9.8.6 Fixed CFI and external filters, with CMAP, MIME(pop,smtp), MITM, Tcprelay
 9.7.1 Fixed SEGV which rarely happens on SIGPIPE
 9.3.2 Fixed revealment of the source of CGI / SHML on Win and MacOSX
 9.3.2 Fixed SEGV on service STOP on Windows (maybe possible on WinXP)
 9.2.4 Fixed truncated HTTP response on simultaneous updates of a cache file
 9.2.4 Fixed relaying HTTPS over SSLv2 as a HTTP proxy

 9.2.1 Fixed reduction of Keep-Alive limit to less than specified on Windows
 9.0.6 Fixed stopping as a DNS-server with mal-formed DNS messages
 9.0.6 Fixed SockMux truncation of data from remote on close at remote side
 9.0.6 Fixed HTTP retrying POST on empty response from a server in Keep-Alive
 9.0.6 Fixed HTTP supporting partial responses (with "Range: nnn-" header)
 9.0.5 Fixed HTTP mounting HTML tags with leading spaces (as HREF=" CDATA")
 9.0.5 Fixed crashing by bad time-stamp of a file on Windows
 9.0.4 Fixed FTP empty PASV response with MOUNT and login error
 9.0.3 Fixed freezing on high-loaded Windows
 9.0.3 Fixed HTTP generating broken response in gzip with FTOCL MountOption
 9.0.2 Fixed possible infinite loop in debugger on EMERGENCY STOP on Unix

DeleGate/9 has incompatible behavior with DeleGate/8 mainly because to make
it safer from possible abuses, and easier to configure for typical usage.
Most of them can be ignored as long as you don't encounter a problem,
but you are recommended to read the list classified into "SECURITY" groups


 9.0.3 HTTP-DeleGate for SSL-tunneling has come to reject non-HTTPS/SSL.

   So called "SSL-tunneling" feature of HTTP proxies invoked with the
   CONNECT method allows relaying any data over it.  Thus it can be used to
   relay arbitrary protocols on it which are not intended to be permitted
   by the administrator of the DeleGate.  DeleGate/9 as a SSL-tunnel
   tries to detect data of non-HTTPS/SSL protocol, like Skype or a
   tunneling protocols for a VPN, then shutdowns the connection.
   You can suppress this feature to permit arbitrary protocols by adding
   "ssltunnel" to the REMITTABLE parameter (ex. REMITTABLE="+,ssltunnel")

 9.0.3 HTTP-DeleGate has come to permit WebDAV methods by default.

   We have come to see many Forbidden errors for WebDAV access via a
   HTTP-DeleGate.  Since it seems not add so much dangers by allowing
   the methods for WebDAV (in RFC2518), they have become allowed by default.
   You can reject WebDAV methods by adding "-webdav" to the allowed
   methods list (ex. HTTPCONF=methods:"+,-webdav")

 9.0.2 HTTP-DeleGate obsoleted X-Locking header to the upstream DeleGate.


 9.2.0 cache for escaped URLs has come to be unified

   The names of files to cache a response message of a URL with escaped
   character which can be in upper or lower case like %7E or %7e have
   come to be unified into the upper case one.
   This unification can be disabled with CACHE="do,nounify".

 9.2.0 proxy HTTP-DeleGate has come to do reverse MOUNTing

   DeleGate used as a HTTP proxy (not a gateway) by a client has come to
   rewrite URLs in the response message, when the request message is
   rewritten by a MOUNT rule with full-URL, as this for example:
     MOUNT="http://https.* https://*" STLS=fsv:https
   This rewriting can be disabled with HTTPCONF="bugs:px-thruresp".

 9.0.6 HTTP-DeleGate has come not to cache mal-formed response message.

   - a response with multiple Content-Length fields in the header
   - a response with headers ending not with CRLF
   When such response is detected, DeleGate does not cache it and stop
   Keep-Alive with the server because it might break the connection to
   the client, or it might be the result of a trial of the HRS attack.

 9.0.3 HTTP-DeleGate has come to return default /favicon.ico if not found.

   We have come to see so many repetitive "Not Found" errors for
   "/favicon.ico" which is not always provided by the origin server.
   Thus DeleGate/9 returns substituted favicon.ico if the origin server
   returns errors for it.
   You can disable the automatic substitution with MOUNT="/favicon.ico ="

 9.0.3 HTTP-DeleGate has come to convert Japanese charset in the request
       uploaded to the server.

   The conversion of Japanese character set (or encoding) of the text in a
   response message to the client (with a parameter like CHARSET="utf-8")
   may cause a problem when a text is uploaded to the servers, typically as
   search engines or BBS.  The browser will encode the text in the charset
   of a response (which is specified in CHARSET), so it should be converted
   to the original charset of the server.  DeleGate/9 with a CHARSET parameter
   generates a Cookie in the response to hold the original charset of the
   server (with the attribute name "DeleGate-SVCC"), and automatically
   converts upstream request data into the charset indicated in the Cookie.

 9.0.3 Telnet-DeleGate has come to relay Timing-Mark before Data-Mark.


 9.2.2 waiting for resolvers to be ready before staring initialization

 9.0.5 SERVER=https has come to be automatically set with STLS=fcl
       when it is specified together with SERVER=http

 9.0.1 External SSLway command has come to be unused if dynamic linking
       library of OpenSSL is available.

 9.0.0 IPv6 address come to be retrieved when IPv4 address is not found.
    The retrieval of IPv6 address can be suppressed with RES_AF="4"


 9.0.3 Enlarged the criteria of warning for long request line to 1024 bytes.
    HTTP requests with long header lines have become usual nowadays, thus
    the criteria to put a warning in errors.log is enlarged to 1024 from 256.
    You can set the criteria smaller as HTTPCONF="warn-reqline:256"