> It seems you are trying to write a HTTP proxy.  If it is not for the 
> educational experience then I suggest to look into the RAA or in the 
> standard lib.  I believe a proxy class is part of Webrick.

Thanks for these hints!! I didn't new about RAA which seems like a really great collection. And you have also been right with webrick which makes it pretty easy to do an http-proxy:

#!/usr/bin/env ruby
$Verbose=true

require "webrick"
require "webrick/httpproxy"

pch = Proc.new{|req, res|
  p [ req.request_line, res.status_line ]
}

def upstream_proxy
  if prx = ENV["http_proxy"]
    return URI.parse(prx)
  end
  return nil
end

httpd = WEBrick::HTTPProxyServer.new(
  :Port     => 10080,
  :ProxyContentHandler => pch,
  :ProxyURI => upstream_proxy
)
Signal.trap(:INT){ httpd.shutdown }
httpd.start


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