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

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Really slow file download speeds via HTTP in IIS7/Win2K8

I have the following web server setup: Windows 2k8 x64 (pretty beefy, 32 GB of memory, recent processor) IIS7.5 1 Windows 7 32-bit Test client On occasion ( < once per month) Our application ...
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Do large HTTP uploads still get an IIS log entry if aborted?

Do (large) HTTP POSTs still get an IIS log entry if aborted, disrupted, or timed out before completing the upload (body of the HTTP request)? I'm trying to debug complaints of intermittent uploads ...
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svn: PUT 403 Forbidden on commit [closed]

I have a new repository on a new server that uses CentOS and has CPanel for management. Getting SVN to work with CPanel was a pain but now it works ok, I can create repositories, I can checkout and I ...
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Load balancer unable to contact a server through http

In our infrastructure we have a load balancer(apache mod_balancer) and three backend servers that run apache as a web service and iptables as firewall, Lately ONE of them is giving a lot of " ...
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How do I test HTTP Pipelinning?

I am trying to test if site/server/whatever has ability to pipeline HTTP request. So far, I think it is possible to send several request through one curl session, like: curl ...
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how to get list of http request currently getting handled by nginx server?

i am using ab command to hit the http request to my local host . now on server side i want to check how many request currently getting handled by my nginx server. like in case of DB we can check ...
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command line http server for windows

I'm looking for a command line tool that acts as simple http "server" in that it can print the requests made to it to the console and reply with 200. In particular, it needs to support POST commands.
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When redirecting a mobile browser to a m.domain.com subdomain, what status code should I return?

I'm curious what status code I should be using when redirecting a mobile browser that hits domain.com and is redirected to m.domain.com. I feel like a 301 (Moved Permanently) isn't quite right, but ...
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make everything go to https except for one url in rails, nginx, passenger

Hey, I have a rails app and I am already redirecting nearly all traffic to use https. However, there is a particular path in my app which I need accessible by plain http, say somedomain.com/special. ...
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LSASS.exe trying to communicate over port 80

We are running a standalone web server (Windows 2008 + IIS 7), and our antivirus is blocking LSASS.exe (C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe) from making outbound connections over port 80. Why is LSASS ...
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Can I use netcat as a lightweight web-server that will save post data as a file?

I know that netcat can be used as a lightweight web-server to host a file, but I want to also have any post data saved to a separate file. Is this possible with netcat? What's the lightest way I can ...
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Dummy HTTP Post server

Where can I download a simple Windows GUI app that can consume an HTTP POST, display its contents, and return 200?
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If a server returns Cache-Control=public with no Max-Age or Expires, can a proxy cache it forever?

If a server returns Cache-Control=public with no Max-Age or Expires, can a proxy server cache it forever? Do proxies or the spec have a built-in default for these values? Is it always wrong for a ...
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Is everything on HTTP 1.1? My transparent Proxy requires it (becuase of Host:)

I need the Host: header for a transparent proxy. And that is only supported by HTTP/1.1. Does everyone use HTTP/1.1?
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Are there other application layer firewalls like Microsoft TMG (ISA) that do advanced http rules?

Since the old days, ISA and now TMG have had several great features that I often want to deploy to my customers because of the enhanced functionality and security, but often the cost of an additinal ...
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MySQL Workbench HTTP tunnel

Is there way in MySQL Workbench to connect to a database via HTTP Tunnel? I've used HTTP tunnel for a while with Navicat and I would like to connect on same way to a remote databases with MySQL ...
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New Unibody MacMini Network issue

So I have a brand new MacMini straight from apple preinstalled with 10.6.4. Summary of the problem is when downloading a file larger than 1meg after 800k or so the download slows tremendously to 1 or ...
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Landing onto a non-https login page but the Login form Post action is https

If a user lands onto a non-https login page. When a user signs in, the action is pointed to a https url. My question is - is the users information encrypted? Is there a way to sniff and grab the users ...
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Logging Timeout'd Request in Apache 2.X

I am migrating some applications from Apache 1.3 to 2.2. We used to run some tests where attacker opens some HTTP connection to our server, and do nothing. Apache 1.3 would log the following 408 ...
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nginx: dump HTTP requests for debugging

Ubuntu 10.04.2 nginx 0.7.65 I see some weird HTTP requests coming to my nginx server. To better understand what is going on, I want to dump whole HTTP request data for such queries. (I.e. dump all ...
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Server simulating a 408 timeout?

I have asked this question on stack overflow and got pointed towards this forum. My question is below: Is it possible for a server to simulate a http 408 error? A payment processor is trying to send ...
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gzip compression good or bad?

I have a server that currently does a lot of processing in my application and the target users are those who have a very good internet connection. The output that is sent from the server is always ...
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Apache2 on Windows, VirtualHost seems to not work properly

I have a domain which points to my IP address, now I want to do the following: if I access the server locally (localhost / 127.0.0.1) I want it to server the pages from default DocumentRoot. If I ...
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In IIS why do HTTP requests use the host header, and FTP requests do not

So.... In IIS, if you use the in-build FTP you need to combine the FTP host header in the FTP username e.g. www.hello.com|domain/username So, the FTP program gets its "hook" from the username. ...
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how to install Ubuntu over http in virt-manager

I am having a situation where I can not use a CD or PxE boot or wubi to install.I need to necessarily do an http install of Ubuntu.I am basically trying to create a guest OS in a virtualization setup ...
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How can I see dumps of wholе HTTP packets in FreeBSD?

I need to see whole HTTP packets sent and recieved by an application for debugging purposes. How can this be done in command-line?
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Upload over HTTPS is reliable?

Sometimes we are facing a problem with corrupted files after upload through HTTP protocol. Today I’ve read an article that says that TCP protocol is not 100% reliable due to weak CRC algorithm and ...
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Office network HTTP traffic reporting tool

At the office we'd like to have some sort of overview every month of the websites visited by the users in our network. Are there any existing tools running on Linux that can produce such a report by ...
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Ubuntu PHP5/Apache2 - Displaying 500 error instead of error message

The following script is not outputting error messages to the browser. Instead it results in an HTTP Error 500 response. <?php error_reporting(E_ALL); ini_set('display_errors', 'On'); phpinfo(); ...
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How to get Nginx to support the HTTP OPTIONS method

I have an Nginx server this is returning a 403 when a client uses the HTTP OPTIONS method. It sounds like Nginx does not support the OPTIONS method, but I couldn't find conclusive evidence of this on ...
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What outbound HTTP throttling solutions exist?

I am looking for a way to flexibly manage outbound HTTP/HTTPS traffic in a way that respect site policies, and could be deployed at the "edge" of our datacenter network. For example, we use several ...
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HTTP Hostname to IP Address Routing

I currently have the following network setup: Router/Firewall > IIS Web Server When a HTTP request comes through, IIS will look at the host header and decided which website to return. My problem ...
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HTTP response time profiling

I have a nginx reverse proxy. The server is close to serving 600-700 requests per second. I have a Munin HTTP load time plugin which is outputting this: ...
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Redirect www from DNS records

Related to this question: What’s the point in having “www” in a URL? How can I do a “www” redirection form a DNS record level? I don’t want to tweak apache or IIS to achieve this.
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Limit HTTP VERBS on Apache2

I am trying to limit the use of certain HTTP verbs on my site. I entered the following into my VirtualHost config file within the Directory element: <Limit GET POST HEAD> Allow from all ...
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Lighttpd: redirect any request to index.html

I'm trying to send any request to the index.html with lighttpd in order to prevent 404 but I'm not smart enough because either the redirect matches itself or, for calls to subdirs, although the ...
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Other processes take over port 80 when restarting Apache - why, and how to solve?

I have a CentOS 5.5 server running Apache on port 80 as well as some other applications. All works fine until I for some reason need to restart the httpd process. Doing so returns: sudo ...
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Serving resized image files

Is there an Apache module or similar that will allow me to serve images and varying sizes? We have a a lot of images (gif, jpeg and png) that are all around 150x150, some are bigger but all are 1:1 ...
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static page instead of the default “ssl_error_handshake_failure_alert”

I want to create a static page instead of the default "ssl_error_handshake_failure_alert" page when an error occurs, for example when the client do not send any certificate. how can i do this? any ...
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nginx: server_name and server_addr wrong with reverse proxy in front of it

I have stunnel in front of nginx in order to handle ssl. (I'm aware that nginx can handle ssl, but I'm migrating off nginx and this is a necessary step.) Stunnel and nginx are running on the same ...
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Apache intermittently aborting requests [closed]

I have just been dealing with a problem whereby http requests are being aborted, seemingly at random. On any particular page in the website, when you opened a page, a number of the assets (img, css, ...
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Alternative reverse proxy that supports HTTP 1.1, SSL, and keep-alive?

We are currently using nginx but we need to proxy upstream to haproxy using HTTP 1.1, which nginx's proxy module does not support. Is there an reliable, event-driven alternative to nginx that ...
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Processing files from a Content Distribution Network problem

From what I understand that CDNs are meant to physically cache your static files in multiple regions closer to your users. However, I've noticed a few websites that when a page is requested from their ...
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Recognizing a HTTP access vulnerability scan

I am trying to automatically monitor my apache logs and recognize if someone is doing a vulnerability scan on my web server. The point of this will be to then route the source IP to a honeypot server ...
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Unusual HEAD requests to nonsense URLs from Chrome

I have noticed unusual traffic coming from my workstation the last couple of days. I am seeing HEAD requests sent to random character URLs, usually three or four within a second, and they appear to be ...
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how to redirect a.com to www.a.com?

I am using nginx and want if user type a.com to access the web, it will be redirected to www.a.com, thanks.
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Changes in the httpd.conf file do not take affect after restarting the service

I need to change the directory that is served up by the service. So I have changed the httpd.conf file: # DocumentRoot "C:/IBM/HTTPServer/htdocs/en_US" DocumentRoot "C:/sites" #<Directory ...
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Public key authentication or similar over HTTP/HTTPS?

Is it possible to configure Apache, or some other web server, to use some kind of public-key authentication? What I would like, ideally, is to be able to give users access to a site without the need ...
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What is the proper HTTP status for “too many connections?”

i am working on an HTTP server which is supposed to only allow a certain amount of connections per user. How do I gracefully tell the user that more than n connections are not permitted. I tried ...
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How to serve subset of content via http & other subset via https

Currently my site is entirely under https, but I do serve a lot of static content which does not necessarily need to be served via https. Platform I am using is Apache + PHP. What are the best ...