HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and is the protocol used to transfer information around the World Wide Web.

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Serve mirrored (static) web-page with original headers

I have a dynamic webpage which I want to create a "frozen" copy of. Typically I would do something like wget -m http://example.com, and then put the files in the document root of the web-server. ...
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IIS is not honoring the trailing slash in a redirect

I've configured a redirect to point from anything in the root directory to /racktables/. When I actually go to http://host/, however, I am redirected to http://host/racktables, which, of course, ...
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VPS Server OS differences

I have two VPS servers. one of them is running Linux and the other is Windows one. I've uploaded same file to their public_html folders and could see them in my browser via static IP address of each ...
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Proper resolution of request url and referer [closed]

I was working on my node server and encountered the need to implement the use of request.headers.referer. When I did tests and read headers to determine how to write the parsing functions, I couldn't ...
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HTTP-Invoke URL by Windows Task Scheduler (schtasks.exe)

I'd like to send HTTP requests using the Windows Task Scheduler. In UNIX cron jobs, I can do that using wget http://www.google.com -O /dev/null How to do the same on a Windows Server?
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Regarding the functioning of the HTTP server [closed]

As all of us uses the HTTP protocol for accessing the web, and request at the port number 80 of the server, now suppose i want to browse or download a file then i will request to the HTTP server by ...
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How to reach a virtualized application server running on Mac OS X from an outside computer or tablet [closed]

After Googling for hours on end looking for a solution I decided to leave a message on this forum. I hope you guys can give me a push in the right direction to solve this issue. I am using a Macbook ...
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How to make sure clients update their browser cache when my website is updated?

I am using the HTTP 1.1 Cache-Control header to implement client-side caching. Since I update my website only once a month I would like the CSS and JS files to be cached for 30 days with Cache-Control:...
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A Sourceforge-like mirroring system for use in my servers?

I want to set up a download area within a site, (FTP or HTTP, doesn't matter) and I would like to have at least a handful of mirrors scattered around the world. I would like the download links to ...
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Lots of 408 Request Timed Out from same IPs

Web server: Nginx. Checking our log files, there are many log entries of connections that: take 59-61 seconds send an empty request (or at least none is logged) result in a 408 response (request ...
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Unable to get ejabberd prebind to work

I'm trying to get the prebind of BOSH sessions to work. I want to be able to authenticate a user in my CMS and then log him in when he accesses the chat, for this I found https://github.com/...
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Varnish purge on POST or PUT

In my application stack, I'm using CouchDB (in this scenario, to all intents and purposes it's a simple REST server) and I want to put Varnish in front of it to alleviate read load. I know that ...
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Why does Django's dev server use port 8000 by default?

(My question isn't really about Django. It's about alternative http ports. I just happen to know Django is a relatively famous application that uses 8000 by default, so it's illustrative.) I have a ...
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Apache won't upgrade connection to TLS

I have written a IPP server in PHP running under Apache. With the standard IPP clients it works just fine. But when I try to print from an iOS device the connections breaks when the client tries to ...
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Strategies physical server running multiple guests but having a single external IPv4

My hoster is - understandably - cutting down on IPv4 addresses offered with new servers so that the next time I re-locate my stuff to a new server I'll a huge number of IPv6 addresses, but only a ...
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What's the best way to detect whether an incoming request is secure?

Is there a preferred method of detecting HTTP vs. HTTPS on an incoming request to an F5 load-balancer? We are attempting to detect secure vs. non-secure with an iRule and pass a corresponding header ...
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How do I set up lighttpd for x.509 client certificate authentication

So far I've had HTTPS working for a long time, so I don't think there are any trouble with the server certificates. Now I tried to add this to lighttpd.conf: ssl.engine = "enable" ...
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130s timeout when accessing service exposed on HTTPS through HTTP

I have windows client application and windows service hosting a web service over HTTPS (on behind it uses standard http.sys). Everything is ok except the situation where user makes a mistake and uses ...
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Can ping ec2 server (ubuntu/apache) but don't get response from http request

Background: OS: ubuntu Web Server: apache2 What works: I can ping the server's elastic IP (and receive a response) I can ssh into the server What doesn't work: I cannot get any sort of http ...
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Configuring the hosts file to point to my server

I have a somewhat annoying problem in website development/deployment process; when I work locally on my server, the address of my program is localhost:8080/MYSERV/..., whereas when I deploy it, the ...
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Accessing request headers in a Squid redirector

I have a redirector enabled in my Squid config file as follows: url_rewrite_program /etc/squid/redirector.php I need to access the original HTTP request headers from within the redirector. I'm not ...
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Proxy http nginx for multiple websites

I have to configure a Nginx server wich will be used as http(s) proxy and caching like a Apache server with proxy_pass and proxy_pass_reverse directives. The system will be like this : The nginx ...
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How can a web server installed on the same host as the FTP server? [closed]

I have a situation here where I have to make ftp to be available like http://ftp.example.com instead of ftp.example.com. Somebody advised me to install a web server on the same host as FTP server. ...
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PUT and DELETE methods in nginx

Is there anyway how to enable such http methods like PUT and DELETE for specific virtual host in nginx ? I need it for my RESTfull server application.
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mod_rewrite in .htaccess causes header not to be applied - why?

Excerpt from <VirtualHost *:80> section in httpd.conf (goal: set Cache-Control for all JavaScript files): <LocationMatch "\.js"> Header set Cache-Control "max-age=290304000, public" &...
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Examples of 302 vs 303

What is the difference between a 302 and 303 response? http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html 10.3.3 302 Found 10.3.4 303 See Other Are these interchangeable or why would one be ...
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Git push over http (using git-http-backend) and Apache is not working

I have desperately been trying to get push for git working through the "smart-http" mode using git-http-backend. However after many hours of testing and troubleshooting, I am still left with error: ...
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Central web login system for university

We have 300 hosts in our LAN. They use a linux server as default gateway. We need to send all traffic through a server machine which would then forward it to internet. I want to add a central login ...
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Unicorn behind ELB, no nginx

If I understand Unicorn right (and in particular from their philosophy doc) it seems like Unicorn was really designed to operate behind a reverse proxy like nginx. My question is: can I drop nginx ...
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Apache on Windows throwing 324 ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE

I have EasyPHP installed on Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition. Apache appears to be running fine. I can access /home (the defaul directory of EasyPHP). However, if I create a directory I get this ...
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wampserver2.2 ssl - how to make both http and https work

I followed this tutorial install SSL http://guides.jlbn.net/setssl/setssl1.html I setup up to localhost after the configuration, I able to access HTTPS (https:// localhost/) however, when I want to ...
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Ignoring HTTP 1.0 requests in IIS

Is there a way to ignore HTTP 1.0 requests in IIS (7.0)? I don't see any reason to accept requests that are not HTTP 1.1.
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Meaning of message in access log file

I am seeing the issue in one of my web server access logs which is proxying to weblogic ...-0400] "GET /" 500 32 Can you suggest what this might mean. It is a sunone web server
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PHP-FPM and APC for shared hosting?

We are looking into finding a way to get APC to only create one cache per account / site. This can be done with Fastcgi (last update 2006…) but with Fastcgid APC will have to create multiple caches ...
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Alternative to Port 80 for http

In Windows Server 2008 we can host multiple websites under a single IP by relying on Host headers. My problem is I have only one IP address and I want to dedicate it to a single application like below:...
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Controlling access to my API using SSH public key (not SSL) [closed]

I have the challenge of implementing an API to be consumed by relatively non-technical clients -- pasting some sample code into their WordPress or homegrown PHP site is probably as much as we can ask. ...
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Is there any useful/funny HTTP redirect for all those vulnerability probes? [closed]

I'm sure your HTTP logs, like mine, are full of 404 errors of various probes for common vulnerabilities and such: File does not exist: /www/XXXXXX.XX/data/email File does not exist: /www/XXXXXX.XX/...
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Downloads from Bamboo server are slow, how can I debug this?

I have a Windows box running Bamboo, a continuous integration server. I can download files from it over HTTP, but they're really slow, like 80 kbps slow. I don't have any speed issues copying files ...
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Connecting to a HTTP URL over port 443

Is it possible to connect to a HTTP URL (for example, http://www.asdfg.com) over port 443? Or only HTTPS URLs (for example, https://www.asdfg.com) can be connected through port 443? I have a proxy ...
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DNS Redirection - no such thing, or is there?

Some domain registry like europeregistry.com allows users to buy and register a domain and set up a "redirection" to an existing website. Is this redirection a function of DNS or has the registry ...
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Can the IP address for an HTTP request be spoofed?

On a website I am building, I plan to log the IP addresses of submissions, just in case it's necessary. I don't mind proxies, but outright spoofing your IP address would defeat the purpose. To ...
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Run http server behind proxy

I've been trying to get lighttpd or apache2 (I prefer lighttpd) to work behind a proxy but no luck so far. What I want is to run lighttpd (or port 80) behind a proxy, so that when someone goes to ...
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Non-HTTP traffic on port 80 across Cisco load balancer

Is it possible to configure port 80 on a Cisco load balancer as being general TCP, rather than specifically HTTP, in order to support more protocols on that port? I am attempting to get Websockets ...
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Good way to reverse proxy through a forward proxy

I have an app that uses HTTP to connect to a server but does not support using an HTTP proxy and I must use an HTTP proxy to get to the server. I would like to set up a reverse proxy service (it's on ...
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How do http proxies determine https traffic with a single port?

If a proxy receives the tcp packet, then the destination ip address and port are that of the proxy. In that case, I imagine the only way a proxy can still resolve the intended destination is either ...
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MongoDB REST interface not listening after update

I replaced the mongodb-10gen install with the Ubuntu package (mongodb-server, mongodb-client and dev). apt-get install mongodb Thereafter, I am now unable to connect to the REST interface, where ...
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How do I optimize TCP stack for HTTP server?

I have a HTTP server that serves only two kinds of page: about 10 KB and about 16 KB (both compressed, other files are from CDN). As the latency is quite high (ping takes more than 300 ms), I want to ...
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Why does mod_security require an ACCEPT HTTP header field?

After some debugging, I found that the core ruleset of mod_security blocks requests that don't have the (optional!) ACCEPT header field. This is what I find in the logs: ModSecurity: Warning. ...
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Why Wireshark does not recognize this HTTP response?

I have a trivial CGI script that outputs simple text content. It's written in Perl and using CGI module and it specifies only the most basic headers: print $q->header( -type =>...
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How to make ftp over http?

Ftp can be accessed by ftp://example.com but I have seen people accessing ftp using http://ftp.example.com How can I achieve this kind of functionality? Is there a way I can do this by installing ...