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Firefox does not prompt for password for http authenticated sites, how to make it prompt?

I'm trying to log in to the corporate intranet. It used to ask me for a password in Firefox. But suddenly it stopped to do so, and only shows an HTTP 401 Unauthorized error message, just like when ...
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Is it possible to disable the HTTP referer header being passed by browsers?

Is it possible to force browsers so they don't include the HTTP referer header? I'd like that every page visit looks like it's accessed by a manually typed URL in the browser's address bar, not like ...
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Maximum Browser Upload Size

can someone tell me what the biggest file is I can upload with current browsers (in 1 HTTP request)? I found this page http://www.motobit.com/help/scptutl/pa98.htm but it seems to be older. Maybe ...
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What does “File not found” mean on a web page?

When I access certain HTTP URLs, such as http://www.ssa.gov/framework/images/icons/png/ in Firefox (running on Linux), I surprisingly get a "Problem loading page" browser error, containing the "File ...
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Do popular browser firefox / chrome / IE / opera compress HTTP requests (e.g. HTTP POST request)

If I send a large POST request via any of the popular browsers, will it automatically compress and send it (assuming that the server also supports compressed content). How will the browser know ...
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How is the HTTP version of a browser request and the HTTP version of a server response determined?

Could anyone verify if my assumptions are correct? I think most popular browser(Chrome, Firefox, ...) as a standard send requests with HTTP/1.1 in each request line. I think whether or not a ...
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I'm using Chrome stable on OSX how to redirect a url

I've just bought the latest 13in Mac Air and I'm trying to get it to redirect from the international Apple store to the Australian one. The url currently is store.apple.com but I want it to always go ...
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Which browser does my computer use to open a Web page?

I know little about networking the Internet, but, from what I understand, it works — very approximately — as follows: I, sitting at the computer example.com, send a message saying, ...
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Untraceable malicious browser calls

I installed Fiddler 4 Beta to do some HTTP tracing. I found a lot of calls being made to sites like : facebook, collegehumor and a bunch of other sites I've never visited. Could not trace what/who is ...
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IIS 7 sending me to the default web page sometimes

I am working on setting up a IIS server (Windows 2008 R2) and just when I think I have it working, I hit refresh on my browser and it brings me to the default web page (the IIS splash page) instead of ...
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How to get a more detailed view of web browser http process? [duplicate]

This thread does a great job at detailing the process of connecting to a web page and displaying it in the browser. But what I want to know is how can I track that process? Does Firefox or another ...
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URL and http/https

I entered http://google.com into IE and then after the page was fully loaded, I changed it into https://google.com. It didn't show me any difference. It loaded too though. I can't explain the basic ...
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Blocking font download

For some reason, certain fonts look terrible on my computer—some lines are double-thick, splotches of 'ink', etc. They're hardly readable, and certainly not showing up as intended. Here's an ...
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stop google.com from redirecting to local web page

When I type http://google.com into the locaton bar and press ENTER the URL bar redirects to: file:///C:/Users/Administrator/AppData/Roaming/Google_Toolbar/Google_Toolbar/1.0.0.0/MyGoogle.html ...
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How to download all HTML pages in a website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an entire website? If there is a website www.xxx.com, there are many static pages with same name under different paths. Is there any way to ...
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What happens if my ISP's DNS server isn't available?

Just curious, if my ISP's DNS server was actually unavailable (as opposed to a DNS attack like poisoning) does the DNS architecture have a way of traversing up the DNS hierarchy until it finds a ...
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Do browsers create new TCP connections for each HTTP requests?

So I know that HTTP is basically just a text protocol over TCP, and that TCP is state / connection based. That means that the browser has to connect over TCP to a server before doing an HTTP request. ...
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How sessions work

How does sessions work in a server? Is it correct that after closing the browser and re-opening intermediately the sessions be restored? What about closing and re-opening a tab (where the session ...
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With the following settings shown here, will there be any caching in Firefox?

browser.cache.disk.enable = false browser.cache.memory.enable = false network.http.use-cache = true With the following settings above, will there be any caching in FF? Does the disk.enable ...
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How to ensure HTTPS is used to send credentials?

As a user, how do I know my user name and password sent to a server is encrypted with HTTPS? Let me preempt the answer of "look for the little lock" or "look for https in the URL" with the following ...
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What happens when you enter a URL in your browser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What exactly happens when you browse a website in your browser. 1 First URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It will be very difficult to remember an IP address. ...
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634 views

Browser http port-forwarding

When using a browser like Firefox I need that any url of the domain example.com to have appended the port :8008. Not only when I type it at address bar but any where it is referenced within the served ...
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Force a browser to load the 'https' edition of a website, not the 'http'?

This is similar to this previous question, but I believe it's a bit different*. Sites like GMail support a preference that pushes all traffic through the SSL edition of the site rather than the ...
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A browser that mirrors data?

I was wondering if anyone knows of a type of service or browser which has the ability to send an encrypted HTTP request to a web server which is blocked to respond to my geolocation? to mention I can ...
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What happens when you type a URL in your browser and hit enter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What exactly happens when you browse a website in your browser. ... Describe everything that happens from the time you hit enter, to the time your browser receives a ...