Allow import with HTTP URL

is there anyone who can explain a little more about HTTP proxy for url uploads

Hi,

More information here: PeerTube documentation

In two words, this is to prevent some attacks following this pattern:
A bad actor could - for example - use the url import with url like http://127.0.0.1/some_private_path to access internal urls (this can be the path of monitoring services, or private services, depending on what you have setup on your server).

To prevent this, you can configure a HTTP Proxy: request will be proxified by this distant service. So your server local an private networks won’t be accessible. (of course, the remote proxy should be setup to prevent local and private network access).

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anyway you can assist me with this @JohnLivingston