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

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Download a file over HTTP with Bash only?

How would one go about downloading a file from the command line using Bash but not Wget or Curl?
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How secure are go lang based HTTP Servers? [on hold]

How secure should I consider the go lang net/http framework to be? I understand just how broad a question this is, but I'm wondering how robust I should consider the framework itself, NOT the ...
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Why other port in URL in front got http?

An example of a URL that links to a web hosting control panel: http://example.com:3500 HTTP is port 80. Why does it list port 3500? Is it port 3500 or port 80?
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Pages from specific web server fail to load on Android browser

I have a weird problem I can't get a handle on. No page from the site http://www.donegalnow.com will load in the default Android browser. All pages from the same site load using Chrome for Android and ...
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Stream multiple displays using one VLC instance

Trying to figure out a way to start an instance of VLC from the command line to stream 3 displays on a Win7 box. We can start an instance of each one individually, and connect to each (though not at ...
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What is the cURL command-line syntax to do a POST request?

How do I make a POST request with cURL command-line tool?
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Cannot curl webserver from outside network

I have a webserver running on one of my home computers. I am able to access it within my network, on another computer, with curl localWebserverIP:8888. However, I am having issues accessing it from ...
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Why does nslookup for espn.com give an IP that goes to go.com?

If I do an nslookup on espn.com, an IP is returned 199.181.132.250. When I put this value in the browser I get go.com. If I had add a 'Host header to the request, I still end up on go.com. What am I ...
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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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Google Chrome much slower when using file:// instead of http://

I occasionally have html files stored locally that I need to view. Opening them in Google Chrome as file:///path/to/file.html is excruciatingly slow. If I serve them up over http like ...
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Windows 7 is blocking ports

I am trying to open port 80 and 3690 for HTTP and svnserve respectively (inbound for both). I have Windows Firewall off, and have tried temporarily disabling Mcafee VirusScan Enterprise, to no avail. ...
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Invalid HTTP response received from host on port 443

I am facing issue with my nagios monitor installed in centos 6 server saying HTTP CRITICAL - Invalid HTTP response received from host on port 443:. i have opened the port but still giving the same ...
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Network Sniffer identifying strange requests to *.crdui.com

So I just downloaded a Network Sniffer on my local machine, as I think something is going on. As soon as I opened it, selected my network adapter (an LTE stick), it started showing me requests from ...
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Send and receive file in curl

I have a remote server running and i want to send a text file to that server. I have this script to upload the file: curl -F 'txtfile=@sometxtfile.txt''http://www.example.com/transfers' My ...
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Authentication requests for HTTPS calls through an HTTP proxy

Am I right in thinking that if you have a service protected by SSL on the other side of an HTTP proxy which requires authentication that: You authenticate using HTTP sending an unencrypted (albeit ...
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HTTP GET works but OPTIONS says Empty reply from server

I am having this problem where ajax calls to my dev server is not working. The weird thing is that it only happens on this one particular machine. It happens across all browsers, when I use Chrome ...
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Hydra empty response, only difference is header locaion

I'm trying to crack my web page to see if it is possible or not. When you try to login on loginpage.php, form is posted to checklogin.php. checklogin.php checks form data and sets Session if login is ...
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Python SimpleHTTPServer

A few questions about python's quick and easy http server module. Is it secure? It is only available to people on my lan, right? If somebody typed in my public ip xxx.xx.xx.xxx:8000 it wouldn't work? ...
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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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Can telnet be used with any application level text protocol based on TCP/IP?

Can telnet be used with any application level text protocol like http or smtp?
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How to get server IP from given url [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me how to get the IP of a server, for example: https://capi-eval.signnow.com/api/document/ I need it for curl call, which might be slow because of dns. I can't get ip with ping ...
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How to record and replay http interactions?

Is there a tool I can use in Windows to record and then programmatically (i.e. under a script or batch file) replay a specific interchange between a browser (either Firefox or IE) and a website? ...
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wget stops downloading: Cannot write to `-' (success)

Please have in mind that I don't know anything about servers, nor any of its vocabulary, I am a simple web coder, trying to figure my way on the universe! I'm trying to link dropbox on my server, I am ...
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What is the difference between UDP and HTTP torrent trackers?

In the context of bittorrent what's the difference between http and udp trackers? HTTP is an application layer protocol and UDP is a transport layer protocol so the concepts seem non-overlapping. I ...
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Looking for HTTP debugging proxy for Mac similar to Fiddler on Windows [closed]

In previous jobs when I've worked on a Windows machine, I've used Fiddler for viewing HTTP transactions and debugging. I'm specifically looking to monitor the HTTP transactions for an ajax site I'm ...
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Firefox quickly forget HTTP Basic Auth

How can I make Firefox "invalidate" it's saved HTTP Basic Auth credentials for a website from the client side? Currently, I have to restart the browser, which is rather cumbersome with multiple tabs ...
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Getting error “Set ”Content-Type“ header to overwrite this value.” on using Advanced Rest Client App to test the response of C# Application

I just started using the Advanced Rest Client App to test the response generated by a C# application. I am using the POST method to send userid and requestName to the application which receives these ...
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Rate-limit Apache with Blacklist and Whitelist

I spent several hours trying to configure iptables/ufw to do this for HTTP requests handled by Apache2: White list a set of IP ranges (search engine bots) Add IPs to a 24 hour block list after X ...
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What is vegur appearing in HTTP headers?

On some websites there are the following headers which consist vegur, e.g. Via: 1.1 vegur In here (check the headers) and also in that post. I've tried to look for it, but I couldn't find it. Is ...
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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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Chrome cache protocol: avoid too many redirects

I have a server running apache on http (port 80) and https (port 8443). On the same server I have tomcat running https (port 443) I want to disable https 8443 port on apache server, using only port ...
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Which HTTP Authentication used?

I need a way to find out which HTTP Auth mechanism is used for a particular website/web-server, which is responding to my HTTP request. I am open to use any browser, or any other tool (like ...
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Home server software [closed]

I have a computer that runs pretty much always. It runs windows 8.1 and due to being a gaming computer, is powerful enough to handle server operations. I would like to run a server software on it to ...
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Getting curl to output HTTP status code?

I'm using curl at the command line on Linux to issue HTTP requests. The response bodies are printed to standard out, which is fine, but I can't see from the man page how to get curl to print the ...
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Copy all files from an HTTP folder location to a local folder

I'm a student and need to pull down lots of stuff from my professor’s website, preferably retaining some of the folder structure. I'm working on Windows boxes and have access to Windows XP, Windows ...
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How does a server get notified about the HTTP request?

I have a basic understanding of how HTTP works. I understand the client (web browser) makes a request and server responds back to the request. However, the thing I don't understand is how does a web ...
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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 does a web server return an HTTP request?

I'm sorry if this is a really stupid question; my networking knowledge is pretty sparse. So, a user makes a HTTP request to some address. That request comes from an address on a local subnet, but the ...
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I want to serve media across my LAN via HTTP with a nice interface

I've got a huge digital video library and a ton of devices I use to watch content. I want to be able to stream content from my library to my devices, and generally the easiest mechanism I've found is ...
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How can I do a HTTP PUT with Wget?

I am trying to use Wget to access a RESTful interface, but I can not figure out how to do HTTP PUT with Wget. How can I do it? Or isn't it prossible?
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Is it true that http requests via proxy cannot be detected and blocked by the target server? [closed]

In the situation in which a server A sends http requests via php under proxy to server B is it real that server B can't know that the requests are sent by a proxy? And if server B administrator is ...
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How to anonymize an Apache log after the fact?

I encountered a bug in an open source PHP program and I want to create a bug report. I expect that the server log will be important for the developers (as a minimum, it is needed to prove that there ...
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How can I remove a specific request header before sending a request in Chrome or Firefox?

I'm looking for a chrome or firefox extension that would allow me to remove certain request headers from all requests to a certain server. Specifically, I'm trying to disable the browser from ...
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Representing web app users as OS users - bad idea? [closed]

How bad an idea is to have a web app that represents its users through OS users rather then storing them in a data base? And assuming their privileges are properly set up, to handle their http ...
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Download a file via HTTP from a script in Windows

I want a way to download a file via HTTP given its URL (similar to how wget works). I have seen the answers to this question, but I have two changes to the requirements: I would like it to run on ...
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Structure of an HTTP Header? [closed]

Is there an RFC I can look at for the structure of an HTTP header? I've looked here: http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html but this seems specific to Headers defined in the spec. ...
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Browser extensions to automatically alter HTTP headers?

Can I automatically alter/remove/add specific HTTP headers according to criteria such as URL (by regex) and maybe referrer? EDIT: Alternatively, what local proxy would do this, preferably for free? ...
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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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Needing to stream video or audio, and manage it as a file

I am using ffserver to stream video from my webcam to over the net. I am looking to make these streams available as a file, so I can serve them over http and through an apache server uri scheme. I ...
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Is it possible to get the download file name of an mp3 from server using bash?

I am trying to get the final download file name of an mp3 from a server, specifically audiotool.com e.g. http://api.audiotool.com/track/haunt_opaque/mixdown.mp3 When you navigate to this url in a ...