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

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IIS 6 - HTTP suddenly stopped working thought FTP continues to work

We had an a Asp.Net 2 website setup for a client of ours some years ago which was working fine until a couple of days ago. Here are the details: Windows 2003 Sp1 1 GB RAM IIS 6.0 Suddently, IIS ...
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Availability monitoring service with low checking interval

Are there any sites that can conduct availability monitoring with high frequency? E.g. each 10 seconds. We need to test HTTP service working. Also, are any of these tools can return a warning if it ...
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Rewrite Conditions Backreferences passed to all rules?

Is there a way to get back references for Rewrite Conditions to be passed to all subsequent rewrite rules? Here's an example: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} (bob).localhost [NC] ...
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nginx status code 200 and 304

I'm using nginx + passenger. I'm trying to understand the nginx response 200 and 304. What does this both means? Sometimes, it responses back in 304 and others only 200. Reading the YUI blog, it seems ...
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Enable HTTP DELETE requests on Apache server

I need to configure my server to permit the http delete method. currently, I get the following error when I attempt to make this call: HTTP/1.1 405 Method Not Allowed Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 ...
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How to redirect traffic on port 80 to Tomcat port 8080 whilst still allowing the server to send/receive on port 80

I have a web application running on a Linux box using Tomcat6. I have setup port forwarding so that any requests on port 80 get redirected to port 8080 which works fine. The problem I have is that ...
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Why does my IIS6 web server return a 301-moved permanently when it receives a https request?

I did not set the server up so there is probably a setting that I'm missing. My server has a SSL cert installed and it appears to be configured to accept secure connections. However, whenever a https ...
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Use Cherokee Instead of nginx in Front of Varnish to Get HTTP 1.1 Optimizations?

We have been running nginx -> uWSGI, and now we are evaluating putting Varnish as a caching layer between nginx and uWSGI (similar to http://www.heroku.com/how/architecture). But, nginx only supports ...
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ssl access from non-root users

For security reasons i'm running fastcgi php as non-privileged user "user", but looks like running php as different users provide different abilities, I have strange issue with php setup: ...
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HTTP 404 Checking Service

I'm looking for an online service that crawls your site reliably and reports back on HTTP 404s, Page not Found errors. I don't want to install any software but just get an e-mail when a 404 is present ...
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Squid reverse proxy - load balance to two web servers with connection persistence

I want to setup a Squid reverse proxy that splits HTTP traffic to two web servers for load balancing, and have it use persistence (so if a user gets to webserver1 with a first request their second ...
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PHP memory auto release after certain time

We have a web server running a PHP application to serve customers. PHP 4 3 GB memory Centos Apache HTTP server. As our customer load has increased, we are having server memory issues. Sooner or ...
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Protocol switching with reverse proxy and application server with static links

This makes me really a headache! At first a schema that explains the matter much more efficient: ------WWW / Internet--||-------------Intranet--------------- +----------+ ...
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How to change port on simplehttpserver in linux?

How to change port from 8000 on simplehttpserver in linux?
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Nginx as a reverse proxy to a Tomcat instance via the HTTP connector

I'm dropping Apache as a reverse proxy to a Tomcat instance, mainly because it has no other purpose other than forwarding requests to the Tomcat instance. I'm no expert at deploying Java 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 ...