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Browser: "Ok, so, I have a user requesting this address: www.cnn.com. I figure since there are no slashes or anything, this is a direct request of a main page. There was also no protocol or port defined, so I'll assume it's HTTP and going to port 80... oh well, first things first. Hey DNS, pal, wake up! Where is this www.cnn.com hiding at?" DNS: "Right... ...


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Simply, a lot of modern HTML features we take for granted did not exist back in those days. There are attempts to build 'modern' browsers for older OSes - classilla, for example. You can easily load up linux onto a suitable PII or PIII system and still be able to handle a basic modern webpage. On the other hand This is google on OS/2 warp 4.52, on a ...


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from the wget manual (1.12): "Actually, to download a single page and all its requisites (even if they exist on separate websites), and make sure the lot displays properly locally, this author likes to use a few options in addition to ā€˜-pā€™: " wget -E -H -k -K -p url Also In case robots.txt is disallowing you add -e robots=off


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Aside from allowing you to create unique, complex passwords for each site, we also offer free second factor authentication: Grid. So your username and password are not enough to access your data when Grid is used. In addition, your passwords are not stored in Firefox's or IE's password managers which are generally insecure (just run our installer and watch ...


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Yes, this is a extremely common practice it is called a Shared Web Hosting In name-based virtual hosting, also called shared IP hosting, the virtual hosts serve multiple hostnames on a single machine with a single IP address. This is possible because when a web browser requests a resource from a web server using HTTP/1.1 it includes the requested ...


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This is because Google performed a regular check on the website in the past 90 days. The results were this: Of the 1513 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 4 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-10-23, and the last time suspicious ...


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Browser splits what you type (the URL) into a hostname and a path. Browser forms an HTTP request to ask for the data at the given hostname and path. Browser performs DNS lookup to resolve the hostname into an IP address. Browser forms a TCP/IP connection to the computer specified via the IP address. (This connection is actually formed out of many computers, ...


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The first step is the DNS (Domain Name Server) lookup. It uses the DNS servers specified in your network settings (or given to you by DHCP) to lookup the top domain (cnn.com) and then ask that domain's nameserver for the IP address of the subdomain specified (www.cnn.com). After it has the IP address, your browser begin communications with the web server. ...


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What makes it secure is simply that they cannot tell anyone what your passwords are, even with a gun to their head. Even when using the web interface, your passwords are encrypted locally before being transmitted. Yes, it is true that it provides a "single point of failure" unless Grid is used. However, you could have a ridiculously strong master password - ...


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The answer is the internet simply uses more resources on a computer. More CPU processing, more RAM, more disk I/O, and newer instructions required by the OS. It is not one thing, it is all things that a modern browser can do that end up taxing every aspect of the computer. (Open a static html site and I bet the computer will be as fast as ever; but what ...


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Shared web hosting is also for the case of different people, each with one or many different domain names, in addition to the cases of one or more different sub-domains. For example, I have about 30 domain names on a single web hosting account. The files for my "First" domain name are located in the root of my "public_html" folder. This folder is in my ...


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No. See IBM SSL overview The SSL client sends a "client hello" message that lists cryptographic information such as the SSL version and, in the client's order of preference, the CipherSuites supported by the client. The message also contains a random byte string that is used in subsequent computations. The SSL protocol allows for the "client hello" to ...


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To follow a link after it's found in search, press Esc followed by Enter. Chrome Search Cheat Sheet Ctrl+F to open the search box. Ctrl+G or Enter moves through all highlighted results. Ctrl+Shift+G or Shift+Enter reverse move through all highlighted results. Esc closes search box, turns off all highlights, selects the focused text/link Enter to follow a ...


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Building on Dan has said, you won't get any additional security by adding complexity. You need to additional factors of authentication. Check out Two-Factor Authentication for a list of various solutions and a general description on the practice. Autentication breaks down into 3 main categories: Have something (keyfob, smartcard, cell phone) Know something ...


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Go to Insert - Quick Parts - Field... In Field Names, select "InsertPicture". In the field "Filename or URL", put the URL to your image. Check "Data not stored in document". And eventually the 2 "Resize..." checkboxes if the size of the online image can change. That should do the trick.


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If you like vim, you can use an extension for your current browser. All such extensions aim to bring vim-like keyboard browsing to a particular browser, although the implementation of each differs considerably. Chrome Vimium Vrome Keyconfig Firefox Pentadactyl Vimperator VimFx Opera VimOperate Safari Vimari


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There is an other way to make firefox remember the password thanks to Firebug: just change the value of autocomplete to "on", and save the form. Firefox will show the "remember" pop-up as usual. Details are given here: install Firebug on the page with the faulty password field, open Firebug. use the blue mouse pointer in Firebug toolbar to select ...


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I have a 9 year old P4 desktop at home, with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It has a 500GB hard disk, 3GB RAM, and a 512MB video card. I use it as home server, for backup, file sharing, and for batch scanning negatives. I don't know how it would work with XP now, but I suppose it would not make much difference in speed. It can do almost anything. YouTube videos ...


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What you're looking for is called a captive portal. Many higher-end WiFi devices that you'd see in internet cafes or airports have this built in. There are also open-source implementations of captive portal access control software, such as Coova and WiFiDog.


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Missing so far from the other answers is what happens on the CNN side: A machine at CNN receives the message from your computer asking for the page. It redirects this request to one of the many computers CNN is using for its web site (the reason for this is that, this way, you can spread the work of putting together the response web pages over many ...


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I found a way of doing it, but really, just install wget. You can use internet explorer from a command line (iexplore.exe) and then enter a URL as an argument. So, run iexplore.exe http://blah.com/filename.zip Whatever the file is, you'll need to specify it doesn't need confirmation ahead of time. Lo and behold, it will automatically perform the ...


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Comic Sans is the world's most hated font (See http://bancomicsans.com/ ) If you still want to use Comic Sans you need to install the Comic Sans font. you don't say what Linux you're running, but these instructions are reasonably universal: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-True-Type-Fonts-on-Ubuntu Note that this only helps you: Other Linux users may not ...


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You're probably hitting an 'in-between' redirection page, generally they are a blank page designed to load fast enough that you barely noticed they have done anything. These pages are often used when submitting forms or when the website is logging how and when you left the previous page without needing a form submitted. You can read about some of the ...


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The reason "Lots of JavaScript & such seems to trip it up" is probably that so many companies use content management systems (Joomla, Drupal and Wordpress) , which use those to query databases for content. If that is the case, you will not get the whole page like you want. So it depends on the web page.


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On most Unix systems, services are started and stopped by the init system. Many Linux distributions use the legacy sysvinit, which almost completely lacks service management functions, so scripts in /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d perform the actual job of starting or killing Apache. These initscripts are written in plain sh and have no other means of tracking the ...


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I'm not aware of an interactive browser with js support but you should have a look at PhantomJS which is defined as: PhantomJS is a headless WebKit with JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG. An interesting side-project is phantomjs-node which integrates PhantomJS ...


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And if you go to the Safe Browsing diagnostics page, you can see that: To underscore: This site is not currently listed as suspicious. They fixed it as I posted this answer.



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