HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the protocol most commonly used to transfer information around the World Wide Web.

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Get POST Data From Firefox History?

I am a writer/blogger. Yesterday, I wrote a long blog post on Html 5 Editor in Firefox and click the save button. I got some error. When I click the back button, all of my blog content vanished. Is ...
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Mitigating http attacks away from Express

I'm serving a few static files using Express and Node.JS, what can I do to protect against http floods such as POST attacks and GET attacks?
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“Middleman” for URLs (http opens)

I was wondering if there is a possibility to have a middleman/firewall-like functionality in Windows which would enable me to review the URL the application is trying to send to the browser and decide ...
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simple web page to control some http rest api functions [closed]

I have some hardware that exposes an http api (KEMP Load Balancers) (http://kemptechnologies.com/files/support/documentation/KEMP_Restful%20API.pdf) I would like to create a web page that has some ...
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file downloaded via firefox and curl have different size

When I download a file from this link by Firefox its size is 74580 B, But when I download it by curl with exactly all of header was sent by Firefox its size is 79891 B (I copied all header from ...
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SSHing thru an HTTP proxy

Typical scenario: I'm trying to SSH thru a corporate HTTP proxy to a remote machine using corkscrew, and I get: ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host Obviously, there's a ...
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Why would you ever set MaxKeepAliveRequests to anything but unlimited?

Apache's KeepAliveTimeout exists to close a keep-alive connection if a new request is not issued within a given period of time. Provided the user does not close his browser/tab, this timeout (usually ...
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Why does the percent sign in a URL cause an HTTP 400 Bad Request error?

I stumbled upon this by accident when mistyping the URL for a web page in my web browser. Why does visiting http://example.com/% cause an HTTP 400 Bad Request error to be thrown? Is the server ...
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How to download a file through Telnet using HTTP request? [closed]

I need to download a file, for example: http://gensho.acc.umu.se/debian-cd/7.5.0/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-7.5.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso with usage of Telnet and HTTP request. How can I do that?
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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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Connect SSH as SOCKS proxy using HTTP proxy

I want to connect ssh with http proxy. It is because I can't directly connect to my server. but I can connect to the http proxy. I see that -o command argument with ProxyCommand might be able to do ...
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Is it me or my ISP?: Persistent 503 Service Unavailable Problems

For months now I keep getting 503s when I attempt to visit 3 websites. My ISP keeps trying to blame my computer and not its system. I have bought two modems in the past 15 months on the ISPs ...
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How to view edited page after editing the headers in Fiddler?

I am playing a bit with Fiddler because it seems to be the tool of choice for HTTP analysis on Windows, but I can't for the life of me understand how to view the new page after I have edited a request ...
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WSUS server not working

I have troubles getting my WSUS server to work. When clients try to search for updates, they get this error: 8024402C Unknown error. When I try to reach the WSUS website, I get access denied. I get ...
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Why will a link load from a webpage click and not direct access

I am a user of a website which generates live updating kml files to be viewed in Google Earth. When I put my details in the website, generate the kml, then look at the kml in notepad, the middle part ...
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Why HTTP response is split in 2 parts: header and body?

I'm trying to understand why a single HTTP response is split in 2 parts in the following setup: Requested resource is protected by HTTP Digest Authentication on server side. Communication is ...
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Simple http traffic monitor (capture by process) [closed]

I know, questions like this have been asked a lot before. I have a big problem using Wireshark because of the following reasons: It is not able to trace down which process sent/received a packet ...
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Slow download speed with Windows-based http server?

I've set a Windows 7-running computer with HFS (http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/) in order for me to access some of my files through the internet. The machine in question is connected via 100 Mbits/s line ...
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How to rewrite proxified HTTP requests in Charles without changing IP address/TCP Port of the original packet?

I am using Charles to intercept and rewrite a certain query in proxified HTTP requests as following: HTTP request --->> Proxifier --->> Charles Socks proxy ---->> HTTP proxy --->> HTTP server The ...
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Squid behind Apache 2.4

I need to locate a Squid instance as a forward proxy behind Apache 2.4.6. I don't have enough credits to add inline images. But here it is As Squid3.3 listens on localhost:3128 and works OK with ...
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How to debug Http 406 ERROR?

We have a "web widget" written in VB or Delphi or something that sends a request (by calling a PHP script) to our webserver (apache) to update the database. It's been working for years until yesterday ...
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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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Confusion in use of port number and http

When we make a request a page from a server, the request by default goes to port 80 on the server that is the http server. Why do we then type http before the path of a resource. If the request is ...
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MacBook Pro issue with local IP download over wifi

I am facing a strange situation on my macbook pro, with my wifi adapter: I'm serving a file via http (whatever server I use, I get the same problem: apache, node.js, ...): ...
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1 http Server running on 2 IP addresses, possible?

I'm trying to get an HTTP server up on 2 IP addresses. What i have at the moment is the Server connects to 2 routers.. --> Router 1 w/ Static IP (192.168.1.1) HTTP Server ...
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what program would make this http request? have I been hacked?

I have a small digital ocean instance running a personal blog. I recently set up apache logging and noticed people are making requests trying to hack wordpress (I'm not running wordpress). I also ...
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How to login to a website with no username when using lynx?

I'm trying to login to a linksys router web interface using lynx. From what I understand, if I use the command lynx -auth=username:password http://192.168.1.1/ I can login with basic http ...
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How to capture HTTP headers to particular url in my Ubuntu computer?

I am connecting a website and can see the hearders by firefox inspect tool. I like to do it from outside of the browser for particular url acceses. How can I do it in my Ubuntu computer?
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Choose the filename when using POST with curl?

I'd like to POST a file upload with curl, and choose the filename at request time. Here's the curl line I have right now, which works to upload the file: curl --form "upload_file=@content.txt" ...
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wget - difficult - How to download all links from a page including different path ones?

To make explanation easy and a bit entertaining let's imagine I want to download wikipedia pages of all the people mentioned here with one wget command, possibly with reasonable amount of other pages ...
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How to send an HTTP request for a certain domain name to a specific IP address?

For testing purposes, is it possible to circumvent DNS and send an HTTP request for a certain domain name to a specific IP address? For example, let's say you are building a website for example.com ...
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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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scramble https over http to avoid detection by Firewall

My campus has recently installed Fortigate Firewall and have started spoofing https certs. eg. Certificates appear to be invalid saying: "Google.com; verified by Fortinet CA" Is there a way to ...
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fiddler doesn't capture windows live writer traffic

I have been trying to capture windows live writer traffic through fiddler for my application which runs on IIS Express but I am unable to. Fiddler is open, capture traffic mode is on. I also used the ...
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First access to a websites fail, but it works after refresh

I'm having a wierd problem. When I access a random website for the first time, I sometimes get a "Server not found" message. If I press F5, the site loads just fine. The second time I try to access a ...
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Looking for a tool to inspect HTTP data between a mobile phone and AV receiver [closed]

I am trying to dissect the protocol used by my AV receiver and its mobile app on my phone. Basically, I'd like to see all the GET/POST requests from the app on the phone and the responses from the ...
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Why does SSH feel so much faster than HTTP?

If I ssh into a server, the time between say, issuing the ls command and getting the result is almost nothing. If however I issue an http request for a simple html page (containing only the word ...
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Does the meaning of the term WWW mean it has to be performed by HTTP servers- by definition? [closed]

The following is a question regarding correct terminology. Could the World Wide Web exist without HTTP? Is there any other application layer protocol that can serve WWW pages? Is HTTP an essential ...
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How to I capture HTTP header traffic in my home network

I'm trying to experiment with some HTTP data for a personal project. What I would like to do is capture all the HTTP traffic that passes through my Wifi Router at home and use that data for some ...
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How to customize the list of spell checkers in Opera 12.x

How to customize the list of spell checkers in Opera 12.x without having to set these languages as preferred languages sent to the servers in the HTTP request header(s)?
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What's needed to have a shell script run via HTTP Post request?

I was wondering what is needed to trigger a shell script with a HTTP post request. Being in my home wifi I want to call http://ip.of.host/req?run and have a script triggered on my host. I guess I have ...
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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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Can not access a certain HTTPS domain. Very weird issue

I'm having a very weird issue with a certain HTTPS site. I have no crazy network setup or firewalls. Just computers behind a cable modem. I feel dumb but I can't figure it out for the life of me. ...
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How do sites with captcha know who you are? [closed]

Ive seen there are many sites where they ask you to enter a captcha after you make one or two invalid login attempts. Ive noticed that even if you clear out all the cookies and restart the browser, ...
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How do I get apache to serve publicly in OSX Mountain Lion

I've gotten "Web sharing" back easily enough via https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3083 and other articles. But it only shares on my own system with localhost. How can I get it back to where it ...
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Modify local hosts while connecting through squid

When I modify local hosts file so that: 1.1.1.1 example.com and connect to example.com using my browser, everything works fine (it requests "example.com" Host: on 1.1.1.1 server) but when I try to ...
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getting equal http performance with world visible address versus local IP address

I have a web server sitting behind a NAT. The web server therefore has two IP addresses: one that is world visible, and one that is visible only on the LAN. For the purpose of mobile devices, I ...
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MSG command send hypertext link

So I can send messages from one Windows user to the other without a problem. But how about if I wanted I send message with a hypertext link, is this possible? Here's what I thought of but doesn't ...
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Windows 7, HTTP & HTTPS not working correctly

Quick specs: Windows 7 home premium 64 Bit, updates are up to date. IE 11 Chrome (latest) Although uninstalled now. Firefox (latest) 26 Summary: Browse by name or IP address do not work. ...
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how to set up an http server from scratch

I am an almost absolute beginner to the world of servers. I have no knowledge of setting up a server aside from running apachectl -k start and seeing "it works!" in localhost. I've tried dabbling in ...