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

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Proxy settings for HTTP request using libcurl

I am fairly new to HTTP Protocols involving proxies and authentication. I am working on an application that runs on Windows and uses the host network to send/receive HTTP/S requests. It also uses ...
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Monitoring WI-FI HTTP requests?

I was just wondering if it's possible to monitor HTTP requests sent & received to a WIFI network. If so, how is it done and how can I protect myself from it?
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How to relax Content Security Policy in Chrome?

Lately, some websites such as Facebook use the Content Security Policy (CSP) to restrict loading of scripts from "untrusted sources". For example, when requesting Facebook HTML content (e.g. ...
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cURL wont download for me?

OS X 10.8.3, from a terminal I am executing: $ curl -OCv http://<URL>/<file>.dmg I get (for 2 seconds) % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current ...
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Send a custom HTTP header to one certain host only

Is there a way (Firefox add-on or about:config setting) to send a custom HTTP header for requests to a certain host? Example: Send the header Foobar: true if (and only if) I request a resource from ...
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Connect to an https service using an http-only client

Is there a simple command line client that would be invoked something like this: http2https --listen localhost:80 --connect example.com:443 which would then allow me to effectively connect to ...
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curl (48) An unknown option was passed in to libcurl, cannot install composer

I'm trying to install composer via cURL but I cannot find how to download the phar archive. I've installed cURL from source activating in it's build ssl and ssh compatibility; I need composer to have ...
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cURL unable to interpret hostnames, proxy issue?

When using cURL from my ubuntu machine to merely GET from a remote machine, I seem unable to resolve the hostname and just get a Proxy Issue - The proxy has encountered an error (Error 21: Server ...
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Can't turn on Network Discovery because of services problems

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64 bit with all the updates. Wireless network connection. I can't connect this PC to my NAS; none of the other PCs on the network, or the NAS, appear when I browse the ...
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url containing query string in vlc

I am trying to open a network stream in VLC. The URL of the content is of the form http://192.168.0.1:80/content/recordings?dataid=myid&key1=value1&key2=value2 Whenever I append the query ...
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readsocket: Connection reset by peer (WSAECONNRESET) (10054) [closed]

I'm using stunnel to tunnel SSL traffic to port 80. And up until today it's been working just fine. And indeed for a good amount of pages on my website it still works just fine but for some pages it ...
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Redirect/Block outgoing HTTP traffic for a specific URL in Ubuntu

On my Ubuntu server I have some custom software running, that connects to its vendor server to search for updates. While this is useful in general, the software is not supposed to update itself for ...
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Standard/RFC for HTTP sessions?

HTTP as a protocol is stateless. RFC 2965 defines the state mechanism for HTTP (cookies), but then there is also the concept of HTTP sessions. Cookies are used for tracking the user session (using ...
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unable to connect to localhost:80 after installing nginx

I just installed nginx by doing sudo yum install nginx and I'm unable to connect to it on port 80. I tried stopping iptables by doing sudo service iptables start and was still unable to connect. I'm ...
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Using wget does not give same output as browser

I am using wget for Windows (gnuwin32 wget-1.11.4-1) in Windows 8 and using it for a helpdesk tool called Kayako, telling it to poll from an email queue. The command line looks like this: wget.exe -O ...
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I have a CentOS Based server. Each domain has its own entry in vhosts. How can I find out what domains are using up bandwidth?

I have a CentOS Based server. Each domain has its own entry in vhosts. Everything is logged in /var/log/httpd/access_log. How can I find out what domains are using up bandwidth? It is running ...
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How would I go about hiding my country for HTTP browsing?

There's a filesharing site I used to use a lot which started blocking US IP addresses. I'm wondering what the best way is of continuing to download from there. I've explored a number of options. ...
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acess multiple http/s ports via subdirectories of port 80/443 with apache2

My problem is, that I have server applications using http but running on port 9001 for example. As I have webapplications running on port 80 and port 443 I can't simply change the configuration of the ...
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How can I set up a proxy for HTTP POST requests?

I have a web service that accepts POST requests. This is a network internal service where internet attacks are not a concern at this layer. However, it's not always fast. The user doesn't need the ...
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How does the browser know which packet is the response to a specific request?

I am sniffing the in/out packets over TCP. I have some GET output, but I want to know which of the packets is the input? How does the browser determine this? Simpler explaination: I'm sniffing and I ...
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how can i use process monitor to figure out what's happening with permissions?

I am trying to use this function in PHP move_uploaded_File to move a file to a different directory than the one it was uploaded to. However, even though the user has enough rights (iusr / iis_iusrs) ...
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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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How does client - web server mechanism of check for latest modified date work?

I know that a web browser check if a resource is modified/expired within a given timestamp to decide if downloading such resource or not. So, here come two questions: i) generally speaking how ...
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How does Http server distinguish between computers behind a router

HTTP servers usually operate at port 80. Yet NAT routers as most are these days assign port to outgoing requests so they would know when request is returned that which computer connected to it, it's ...
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What happens if i send html over tcp without using the http protocol? [closed]

Will the html be delivered properly to the browser, or will it lack formatting? Will it get delivered at all?
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Is the following analogy to describe the relationship between TCP and HTTP correct?

TCP as a hose-pipe and HTTP as the water flowing through it I've just been reading some, and trying to conceptualize the difference between TCP and HTTP. I stole the analogy from here ...
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Is HTTPS connection hijacking possible?

This really bothers me a long time, because.. to encrypt / decrypt data you first need to send a encryption key / decryption key (on an unencrypted connection) to the computer you are comunicating ...
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Windows 7 cannot connect to network shares, Exchange server, Webmail… anything requiring authentication

I have been handed this Asus Ultrabook that had Outlook 2010 that was not connecting to our Exchange server. It used to when in a different office. On our office network, it can't. I have 36 other ...
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Large delay when fetching a page from a particular site

I have the following problem: when I retrieve a page from Hackage, I get a large delay (about 30 seconds). Further requests are fast, but if I don't connect to it during a couple of minutes, the ...
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Block brute-force on server with http auth behind cloudflare proxies

My server is behind Cloudflare proxies. I have configured simple http authentication to restrict access to some server resources. I'm trying to block brute-force attacks on http auth with fail2ban. ...
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Block specific http request from windows

How can i block certain requests from all applications based on pattern? Eg. lets say i doesn't want my computer to access example.com/example.php, not the whole domain. I'm running windows 7
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extremely weird network issue (HTTP) related (5s/10s delays)

I have a very strange network issue related to my PC (Win7 64bit pro) and http traffic. In general it is all about strange 5s/10s delays for resources obtained using http protocol. I am 100% sure it ...
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HTTP Packet inspection scripting

I have a HTTP application running on a server. I cannot modify the application, but I would like to trigger an event when a specific POST request is sent to the application. I would like to run a ...
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IIS server not accessible outside of LAN

I've started up multiple computers and run servers trough IIS multiple times. I had no problem setting up servers on Windows 7, 8 Developer, 8 Consumer, but now that I have Windows 8 Pro, I can't seem ...
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Debian Server not responding via IP addess or Hostname

I have a Virtual Private Server with Debian installed, on the server I run the JBoss application server to host my web application. Jboss uses port :8080 so I am using rinetd to forward http traffic ...
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fake connection success on os X 10.8

I am working on a MacBook running 10.8.2, and when I make a connection to port 80 to a server that doesn't respond (because of network issues, typically), something on the machine causes the connect ...
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Can't get BitKinex to open WebDAV connection to Websphere Portal Server on Virtual Machine

I have a virtual machine running linux which runs as a guest machine through VM player on my laptop and acts as a server to my application which I am hosting on IBM Webshphere Portal. On the most ...
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DSL speeds varying across different protocols

For a couple of weeks now I've been experiencing a very odd issue that I've never come across before and I've exhausted all possible solutions I'm aware of. Let me detail my problem further. ...
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Browser showing strange Chinese like paragraphs

When I go to some websites using Google chrome, instead of showing the content my browser shows wired Chinese like paragraphs on the page, like this. What should I do with this problem, should I be ...
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How to get raw HTTP response pages on Firefox/Internet explorer instead of user friendly message?

Is it possible to configure firefox and IE9 to display the raw HTTP error pages sent from a server instead of the user friendly one they now use (pic below) This would save me having to go to my ...
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Reconstructing web content through Wireshark

Suppose I have a Wireshark log of traffic from a web site. Can I reconstruct various elements like HTML file, picture files, java script files, etc? Ideally, it'd take the .pcap file and ...
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How to download large files on problematic wifi connections?

I'm working out of a hotel with somewhat poor internet. I need to download a large 5 gig file. It looks like the estimate is about a day. I'm sure this will probably have 2 issues, the connection ...
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How to forward local server on XXXX port to sever outside firewall on port XXXX

Using ssh -R 9333:localhost:9333 remotehost.com I'd like to be able to navigate to this via Chrome/Firefox/IE without have to use socks. http://domain.com:9333
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script to convert IP addresses to DNS names in a server log?

Is there a simple way to convert IP addresses in an http server log into a DNS name? I've googled around and can't find anything on this. Update: I found the 'logresolve' program, part of the Apache ...
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Can SSL connection send my IP address to the host?

I don't have enough information about the difference between HTTP and HTTPS, but can an HTTPS request send my IP address to the host and store it? What are the kinds of data that are being ...
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65K ports and SSL? [closed]

People connect to bank using SSL. Bank is opening its 443 port. but there is only 1 port of 443 , but it is a server so I guess he is using also the other ports. But that is means that it can only ...
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How to change Safari's default HTTP concurrent max download setting's?

I am currently reading a javascript book. It says that browser's have a user setting for HTTP request limit that can be changed from the default of 2 simultaneous downloads to whatever you'd like. I ...
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Download from http server all directories,files and subdirectories and so on

I want to download from remote http server all files directories,files and so on. I found some solutions to ftp server,but doesn't work to http. Until now no luck with wget -r or -m. It download all ...
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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 ...