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

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What is the cURL command-line syntax to do a POST request?

How can I make a POST request with the cURL command-line tool?
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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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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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How does http://to./ work?

So I noticed this on Jeff's twitter. They don't have a tld, it seems? How've they done this? Magic, bribery, or did a no-tld tld open up recently?
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Freeware local proxy engine for Windows? [closed]

Is there a nice and small, freeware proxy application that runs in the system tray? It should support HTTP and HTTPS proxy connections, NTLM authentication and configurable rules (different proxy ...
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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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How to save a bookmark in Firefox with POST data?

I would like to save as a Firefox bookmark a page which is not accessible using GET. The only way to retrieve the page is to send some POST data. For example, I would like to bookmark a Chronopost ...
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Forcing all outgoing connections through proxies

How can I do this in Linux? It'd be nice if there was a way to transparently force connections through proxies rather than configure them individually for each program.
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How can I make wget rename downloaded files to not include the query string?

I'm downloading a site with wget and a lot of the links have queries attached to them, so when I do this: wget -nv -c -r -H -A mp3 -nd http://url.to.old.podcasts.com/ I end up with a lot of files ...
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http get from the shell in Mac OS X

I'd like to download a link like: http://example.org/file.mp3 Now, I'm enough of a shell junkie to know what SCP does, but that's about where my geek-dom ends. So is there a shell program that lets ...
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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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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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Is it possible to get corrupted download with http?

For a long time I have assumed that it is not really possible to download a corrupted file via http as long as it's not corrupted on the server and the implementation of http protocol is correct, ...
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Lightweight tool for viewing raw HTTP messages?

I'm investigating differences in behaviour between a couple of Web servers. I need to see raw response data from the servers (i.e. before the response is de-chunked if it has ...
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Why do I have different IP addresses on different websites?

My wireless router shows the IP address is 113.46.75.*, which some websites like ip138.com, www.ip.cn show as my IP. But other websites, like googling for "what is my ip", www.whatismyip.com, ...
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resume a file using curl or wget?

I am unsure why but there's one file on a server which chokes every time when it gets to 10mb. The file reported is 16mb. Can I use wget or curl to get and resume the file? When I used Firefox to ...
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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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install remote desktop in a PC with FTP and HTTP access

I have a machine behind a firewall to which I have only FTP and HTTP access - is there any remote desktop software available that I can install over FTP and access over HTTP (java based perhaps)? The ...
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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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Storing a HTTP POST request in a bookmark or something similar as you would with a GET request

You can store a bookmark with a GET request like this: http://url.com/service?variable=value Can you store a POST request in some way in Chrome? Maybe with a plugin? Or maybe in Firefox? The idea ...
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Simplest setup on Windows to send HTTP request, get and apply regex to response, and write match(es) to output file

I'd like to write a script that records the size of the close votes review queue on SO (currently ~95.5k), polling just a few times an hour, so I could plot a general trend. I know what I'm going to ...
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HTTP proxy server for Windows that forwards to SOCKS proxy

I have am application for Windows which only supports HTTP proxies (no SOCKS support). Because I already have some good SOCKS proxy lists, I was wondering: Is there some HTTP proxy server for ...
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Manual HTTP(S) request

I am looking for a tool (possibly on Linux) that will allow me to make a manual HTTP or HTTPS request. By manual, I really mean it: I should be able to feed it a text file which looks like POST /foo ...
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Web page change monitoring for Mac OS X

There is a site that I need to monitor for changes and pop an alarm if the change is over a certain threshold. Ideally it would use Growl to pop the notification but I'm open to alternatives. If ...
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http Redirect to https Sometimes Leads to “this page contains other resources which are not secure”

In Chrome (though I may have seen similar behavior in other browsers), type in http://www.google.com. You will always be redirected to https://www.google.com. Usually when I do this, I get the good ...
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How to limit my Windows network transfer rate?

Downloading a 2 MB file in my LAN using HTTP is going to fast, and I need to slow it down so I can debug one app I'm developing. Is there any way to do this?
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Windows Vista HTTP requests stop working

(This seems similar to an issue in "Vista Internet connection stops working until reboot" but has quite a few differences, so I'm posting it separately.) I have Windows Vista Home Premium. With ...
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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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Increase Firefox Speed?

Found a way to really speed up Firefox - I've implemented it and noticed serious speed improvements. Can anyone comment ? Type in the Firefox address about:config Accept the Warning notification and ...
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How do I trace HTTP packets with Wireshark?

What can I do in order to see packets that come from different sessions in a web page? For example when I open yahoo.com there are different sessions in yahoo; I dont know how to see which packet is ...
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Commandline http download tool for Windows

Is there a built-in command line tool for downloading files from the internet? I know there is wget for windows, which is fantastic piece of technology, but I am not allowed to install it :( I just ...
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Downloading only images using curl or wget?

UPDATED: I've found using this Bash script fixes the problem of having GIF files with a .jpg extension. I'm attempting to download images from a forum who's url uses the following format: ...
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HTTP to HTTPS Tunnel

So the issue is that I have quite a few homebrew scripts/web testing programs that only work with HTTP. The problem is that the website only allows HTTPS connections. Does anyone know of a way to ...
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Splitting an HTTP request into multiple byte-range requests

I have arrived at the unusual situation of having two completely independent Internet connections to my home. This has the advantage of redundancy etc but the drawback that both connections max out at ...
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HTTP proxy over ssh?

I can browse the internet by using a SOCKS proxy : ssh -D 1080 myserver I now want to set up a HTTP proxy server, and the server then sends the HTTP package to the SOCKS proxy. If this is possible, ...
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Resolving “HttpAdaptor JMXInvokerServlet is accessible to unauthenticated remote users” vulnerability

Recently our security info team has determined there is a vulnerability in one of our systems. Vulnerability description: JBoss HttpAdaptor JMXInvokerServlet is Accessible to Unauthenticated ...
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Changing HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE

Is it possible to change HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE? I'm using Firefox.
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How can I redirect HTTP requests to use HTTPS?

Is it possible to automatically redirect HTTP to HTTPS? Can I amend my host file in such a way that when I visit http://www.hsbc.co.uk it will redirect me to https://www.hsbc.co.uk? or is there ...
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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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Apache 2.0 - Disabling the HTTP TRACE and TRACK methods

I use Apache 2.0 as HTTP server and specific purpose Perl-based HTTP clients. Until now I disable TRACE and TRACK methods using the following configuration in the httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine ...
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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 switch off re-POST request in Chrome

I'm working with a lot of POST-backs using AJAX, but whenever I test my web-app I constantly have to confirm POST http data to be resent. Is there a way to stop Chrome from asking me to confirm POST ...
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Fast HTTP downloads freeze frequently

I've been having a problem recently when it comes to downloading files with fast speeds (of any size) using HTTP. The problem is mostly happening on a specific file-hosting site that I bought a ...
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Can I get my http back in the address bar in Firefox?

Since Firefox 7 (or 6?) they silently removed "http" from the address bar. Previously, when you clicked it, "http" showed up again, allowing to easily just change http into https. So far, I found two ...
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How to host a torrent server?

I use Apache on my machine to share some files over office network. How can I host them over torrent instead of sending them over http?
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Switching User-Agent in Firefox 4

How can I fake/switch the User-Agent in Firefox 4? The User Agent Switcher Add-On doesnt seem to work with Firefox 4. I have firebug, but I'm unaware of any feature for switching user-agent in it
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Problems exposing a web site from behind a router

I have a D-Link DSL-2650U ADSL router for my home network. I also have my own domain server registered at dyndns.org, and I have successfully configured my router to keep [mydomain].dyndns.org ...
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Windows HTTP tunnel through 2 Linux hosts?

The localhost only has connection to Host1. Host1 has connection to Host2 and localhost. How can I setup this to use Host2 as a proxy for web trafic from localhost? I have seen similar topics but ...
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HTTP downloads stall/hang after 1-5MB

I'm having a very strange problem with the shared network at the flat I've just moved into. It occurs on my Windows desktop and my Macbook, and it occurs on both the wifi and the ethernet. Basically ...
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What is causing my wireless router to stop routing HTTP (port 80) connections?

My 802.11g router (Belkin F5D7230-4 v2000) periodically stops transmitting HTTP data on port 80. My laptop is the sole client connected to it (on channel 9 with WPA-AES encryption), and there are ...