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

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Who and where X-Forwarded-For header in user's request is added?

X-Forwarded-For is a HTTP header which is used to identify the IP Address of originating user. I was wondering "where" this header is added in the request and "who" actually adds it? Is it your ...
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How can I use wget to send POST data?

I want to make following POST request to my server using wget: email=abc@abc.com&file1=@FILE_HERE&file2=@FILE_HERE In the above request, there are three POST parameters called email , file1 ...
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SOCKS proxy and HTTP: Will the IP address be hidden?

As far as I know, using a HTTP proxy, there will be a header field sent that contains the IP address of the user. But SOCKS almost works with every service and protocol, so there should not be such a ...
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Convert HTTP requests to SOCKS5

I'm currently doing some testing work with TOR and ran in to a small problem. Tor's client only supports receiving connections through a SOCKS5 protocol, but the applications I'm using only support ...
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How can I observe all network traffic to and from a certain domain in OSX?

I'd like to observe requests from my machine to certain domains and optionally insert my own canned responses instead of the ones they provide. eg: any GET request to api.googlemaps.com I intercept ...
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Is downloading multiple files faster than downloading one file at a time?

Sometimes there's a need to download multiple files from somewhere. The protocol I'm specifically interested in is HTTP, however this question is also relevant to FTP or any other non-P2P protocol for ...
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what is the meaning of “body” in a POST request?

I am new to PHP. I have a stupid question and need your explanation. When I make a POST request with the cURL command-line: curl -d "username=admin&password=admin&submit=Login" --dump-header ...
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What does this mean: “In HTTP 1.1, all connections are considered persistent unless declared otherwise”?

In this Wikipedia article, it says the following: In HTTP 1.1, all connections are considered persistent unless declared otherwise. I think that this statement means is that when a client ...
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What do different fields in accept field in HTTP request mean?

What do different fields in accept field in HTTP request mean? I can understand the basics that through accept the client is telling the server what type of information it is waiting to receive, so ...
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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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Open password protected http stream with VLC

I want to stream a video / media file that is hosted by a http server, but the webserver protects the file with HTTP authentication. The GUI asks for for the credentials on every opening of the stream....
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Which of the following protocols can use multiple TCP connections between the same client and the server?

In one of the pairs of protocols given below , both the protocols can use multiple TCP connections between the same client and the server. Which one is that? HTTP, FTP HTTP, TELNET FTP, SMTP HTTP,...
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HTTP Request line

Learning HTTP from tutorialspoint In the URI section (third method), it says that a request to www.w3.org would open a TCP connection to port 80 and send the following request line/s: GET /pub/WWW/...
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Magento | After SSL Setup, Images not shown

My problem is, i setup a Comodo Positive SSL on solempet.com When i changed the options for front page to secure https urls, images and css now shown. I mean site is not load properly and images, css ...
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Can't get HTTP connection to Amazon Web Services EC2 Windows Server 2012 Instance

I have an Amazon Web Services EC2 instance with a Windows Server 2012 AMI on it. I have installed XAMPP on it, and have started the apache server from the XAMPP Control Panel. It starts successfully. ...
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“Follow TCP stream” inserts extra line breaks and strings like “2000” “a7c” “0” (chunking?), how to hide that?

I often use "Follow TCP stream", very convenient to see the whole client/server conversation. PROBLEM: Some strange characters (that are not in the real packets) are shown. Maybe due to HTTP chunking?...
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Why a listen 443 default_server; nginx rule override already configured rule (http rules working normal way)?

I have an nginx and different subdomains: a.mydomain.com b.mydomain.com c.mydomain.com Nginx has 4 rules: 1) rewrite rule: server { listen 80 server_name gl.udesk.org; root /nowhere; ...
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IIS server gives 406 error on trying to download .img file

We have an embedded product that download its firmware upgrade via HTTP using a program called nvtools. This works from a linux server using Apache. But we switched to a Windows server using IIS. Now ...
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direct machines with HTTP messages through browsers

I'am running a ventilation system in my home. It gets accessed through LAN with a browser. I'm curious, how is it possible to permanently change a machine's state through browser using just HTTP ...
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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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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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Inspecting the effects of base64 encoding on file composition and network traffic patterns

BACKGROUND I'm reading up about base64 encoding with a view to understanding the network traffic generated by content I'm writing (HTML(5), CSS(3), Javascript) and came across the following article: ...
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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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Nginx Proxy : Constant Backend Upstream

I currently have a nginx reverse proxy setup to my backend server. What I would like to do is instead of having nginx request something from my backend server when requested by a user, nginx will have ...
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User Agent String for Eclipse

Is it possible to change the User Agent String for requests made by Eclipse? After some experiments with curl I believe that certain User Agents are favoured by our company proxy (they get access to ...
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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 7,...
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Sniffing and logging HTTP Traffic through my wireless router

This is probably a newb question, so sorry for that. I want to sniff traffic going through my wireless router. The router is provided by my cable company, so I don't want to flash the firmware or ...
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ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT after 4 devices using same web site

I have a user where when they have more than one computer/device make http requests to a site; it gets error ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT. The server is not blocking or rate limiting and under very little ...
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Redirect http access of a program in Windows 7

My Eclipse is trying to contact fixed http urls (to get m2e connectors). These addresses are unavailable due to some proxy settings that I cannot change. Is there a way to redirect the calls of ...
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How to Diagnose ownCloud-client HTTP Connection?

I do successful ssh masi@192.168.1.107 unsuccessful owncloud-client cannot take connection for some reason; says SSL handshake failed in HTTP; I would like to understand why. It worked one day ago. ...
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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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Linux filter which convert data coming from pipe to chunked transfer encoding

I usually use Open3.popen3 in my Ruby CGI scripts to start a Linux command, parse its standard output and converting the bytes to the chunked transfer encoding ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Feeding contents of a text file as command to telnet

With the command telnet docs.python.org 80, I can do a manual HTTP request to http://docs.python.org/2/license.html, by typing the actual request. Now, instead of typing it in live, I'd like to feed ...
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Execute HTTP/S stream on Windows

How to execute HTTPS download link to an exe file directly?
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Capture response body using Fiddler

Is it possible to capture the whole response from server, including body using Fiddler? If so, how can I do that? If not, what application can I use to do so?
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curl http_code of 000

I have a shell script that I use to monitor loading times and response codes on my live server cluster. It runs a total of 250 iterations every 5 minutes, distributed across 10 servers and 6 sites. It ...
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Connecting to a file store through a VPN

For an assignment, I have to build a service for the "road warriors" of a theoretical company. Basically, they need remote access to a file store or share that has to go through a VPN in the cloud. I'...
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Nginx: redirection to (private ip) virtual machines

I want to setup a set of web services for my colleagues from my laboratory; simple things like wiki, cms, git, etc, so that we can document our projects better. I'm an physicist, not CS, so sorry if I ...
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Smart searching in Google Chrome

I recently saw a person do a search on his web browser. He was searching on his company's website. If I wanted to do a search on his company's website, I would usually go to the company website, and ...
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Setting up RStudio Server as subdirectory

I installed RStudio Server and I can connect to it at localhost:8787. I want to access it from localhost/rstudio (really myserver.com/rstudio). I'm following the instructions here. However, I'm ...
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Download all contents of a directory automatically?

Here you can see a directory that contains some sub-directory and there a a lot of PDF files. Is there any way to download all of them automatically?
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All Ports Gone Bad - Port Forwarding Hell

I was successfully running a perfectly sane home server with multiple services running on different ports. I had a few port forwarding rules which helped the whole thing talk to the internet. ...
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What else is online that doesn't come under WWW (World Wide Web)? [closed]

I understand the difference between Internet and WWW, that internet refers to whole network that binds all the machines (servers and clients or hosts) together and differentiates between each of them ...
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Strange response from a HTTP server

I noticed an unfamiliar device when scanning my local wireless network. It had two open (listening?) TCP ports; TCP/80 (http?) & TCP/443 (https?). In an effort to identify the unfamiliar device;...
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How would I do a GET and parameters requests in ncat using udp?

I'm trying to learn the difference between http and udp. So how would I request via udp: udp://server/path_name?param1=value1&param2=value2 Theoretically is that kind of thing possible or am I ...
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mount http server as filesystem

I am trying to mount HTTP locally.Using SSHFS its working fine.But for Windows systems, or systems without SSH we cant use SSHFS.For example we can mount FTP locally using curlftp.For HTTP we have any ...
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Why is firefox private window sending a cookie?

I was tracing with wireshark and started a private window with firefox. I am wondering why there is a cookie being sent in the GET request as so GET http://www.colorado.edu/ HTTP/1.1 Host: www....
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why can't I perform “GET” on nc, while I can browse to the site using web browser

I host an apache http server on my laptop. I put a text file in the web root: test.txt I use firefox to browse to the site: http://192.168.0.100/test.txt Everything runs smoothly, I can view the ...
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Why are HTTPS connections not slow anymore?

When the web was young, HTTP connections were relatively fast, and HTTPS connections were painfully slow. In the last several years, the speed of HTTPS connections are often very similar to that of ...
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How to create a single http proxy that forwarding to many SOCKS

I need a http proxy server which can delegate requests to many socks servers from the list. I used to solve this problem by creating many process of "DeleGate" but i think this is not a good idea. I ...