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For some reasons, I am using a localhost proxy configured as "HTTP CONNECT Tunneling". When I open anything under stackoverflow.com, I get a runtime error page.

I think this is because my proxy adds an HTTP header:

HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR == 127.0.0.1

How can my problem be fixed?

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closed as too localized by Peter Mortensen, Martijn Pieters, amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A, ChrisF, Rory Feb 27 '13 at 22:46

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Um. Don't use a local proxy? –  Oded Feb 27 '13 at 15:46
    
I know the concept of a proxy...you send stuff through it so that the receiving end does not see it is you, but instead only sees the proxy. But what does a local proxy do? –  Time Traveling Bobby Feb 27 '13 at 15:55
    
@SulfurizedDemonbobby: that's only one possible use of a proxy, the technique can be used for many different gains: filtering unwanted content, anonymization (what you mentioned), "adding value" (usually ads), ensuring that rules are followed, ... –  Joachim Sauer Feb 27 '13 at 16:03
    
@JoachimSauer: Oh yeah right, altering content on the fly...completely forgot about that, thanks. :) –  Time Traveling Bobby Feb 27 '13 at 16:04
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Sounds like a broken fix for the vulnerability that allowed you to access debug/admin features on SO by setting this header. –  CodesInChaos Feb 27 '13 at 16:16
    
No repro. Either a stealth fix or your problem lies somewhere else. –  lunboks Feb 27 '13 at 17:22

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It doesn't make sense to invest time in (and continuing supporting) this very narrow use case.

Especially since it should be possible to fix on your end, we're not going out of our way to detect proxies or anything.

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