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

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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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IIS8 http keepalive

Due to some trouble regarding authentification:kerberos in IIS 8, an external told me to active the http keepalive in the IIS 8, but a can't find any option. Can't also find a solution at google etc. ...
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Apache: Allow only certain http requests, deny all else

We have an Apache server, on a Windows Server 2008 machine, that is used for specific secure traffic for our customers, like a gateway. Now, I only want to allow traffic for a certain range of secure ...
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413: Request Entity Too Large (client_max_body_size is set)

I'm really not sure where else to look for the answer. Every single guide or question online says to check client_max_body_size and that solves it. For me however, I'm trying to do a large PUT ...
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How to block access from users but not from http?

My web files are located in /var/www/html/example.com/web/ Permissions are: drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 4096 Aug 13 18:22 var ... same for www and html ... drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Aug 13 ...
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Apache intermittently aborting http requests

I am having the exact same problem as this old listing, which was never solved. Apache intermittently aborting requests if you go to the site below (all the sites on the server are having the same ...
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Zabbix monitor http service with simple check

How can I add trigger, or to be correct .. how should trigger look like, for net.tcp.service[http,80] so it would sound alarm if http is down longer than minute or two. I know that I can set ...
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Change protocol associated with port in wireshark

I'm trying to monitor some web traffic using wireshark. Our web proxy is on port 9191. How can I get the wireshark view to treat port 9191 just like port 80 - ie as HTTP. Just using Decode_As on the ...
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How to check for the existence of a response header in Nginx rules?

Setting up the rewriting rules for the request proved to be quite easy in Nginx. For the response, not so much (at least, not for me). I want to strip the Content-Type header from the response if the ...
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WD Sentinel DX 4000 Remote Web Access requires port blocked by ISP. Is it possible to change the default ports?

WD Sentinel DX 4000 Remote Web Access requires port blocked by ISP. Is it possible to change the default ports? The ports required are 80 for HTTP, and 443 for HTTPS. I can RDP into the server ...
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How to allow HTTP OPTIONS requests in IIS 6?

I am having some trouble allowing CORS OPTIONS requests from a website that I am working on. After doing some research I was under the impression that the following things needed to be in place in ...
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How to specify GET path when sending web request to an IP with cURL?

Using output from the command below, % curl -v stackoverflow.com/questions * About to connect() to stackoverflow.com port 80 (#0) * Trying 198.252.206.16... * Connected to stackoverflow.com ...
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What happens when you have both an A Record and a Name Server? [closed]

So, I have a friend trying to do something funky between his primary domain and subdomains. He ultimately needs blog.hisdomain.com to point to a silly cPanel host and his primary domain to point to a ...
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IIS7 - how to configure server to serve large (GBs) files?

I wanted to download some backups (about 4..5Gb in size) via HTTP and was surprised that IIS7 didn't allowed me to do so. The attempt was seemingly blocked - got a 404 page. Where should I go in the ...
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HTTP and SMB over Cisco LAN-to-LAN IPSec-VPN

we are connecting Cisco 887VA router with various other Non-Cisco routers. VPN tunnels are up and we can ping devices on the remote network through the VPN. However, we have a few devices (on the ...
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Getting 504 Browser Errors, SSH accessable

I'm getting a 504 Bad gateway error when I try to browse to my site directly by entering the URL, however I can SSH into the publicly accessible machine by using the ip address and the url instead of ...
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Nginx ignoring client's HTTP 1.0 request and respond by HTTP 1.1

I am testing using nginx/php5-fpm, with the code <?php header($_SERVER["SERVER_PROTOCOL"]." 404 Not Found"); // also tested: header("Status: 404 Not Found"); echo $_SERVER["SERVER_PROTOCOL"]; ...
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What's the difference between 301 and 302 in HTTP?

I see all tinyurl like sites use 302 But what's the difference?Seems both are working for me
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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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Redirecting HTTP-Request to HTTPS through httpd.conf

I currently try to redirect the HTTP-request to HTTPS, but couldnt find a solution for this, in my httpd.conf I have the following redirection to my Tomcat application: RedirectMatch permanent ^/$ ...
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Is it possible to create Custom Error Log in Apache 2 for 404 hits?

Is it possible to create a log file (for example not_found.log) with only 404 HTTP Status Code with Apache2? Just like this: http://www.helicontech.com/articles/mod_log_config-capabilities/ (Per ...
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What is the appropriate server wait time for a HTTP request [closed]

My understanding is "Wait" time in a HTTP request is what server takes to process and provide an item to the browser. For this website www.winni.in , if you see the waterfall of requests then there ...
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How do I check how many HTTP connections are open currently? [closed]

I want to know how many people are connected to my server. Since I'm doing comet applications, this is important
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How do I use .htaccess to always redirect from HTTP to HTTPS?

There's a few similar questions which I tried to work out the answer from, but so far I have been unsuccessful. Please advise how I can always redirect http to https (and also remove www. from the ...
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How to enable all HTTP methods in an Apache HTTP Server

How can I enable the handling of all HTTP methods as defined in RFC 2616 on Apache web server ? These would be: OPTIONS GET HEAD POST PUT DELETE TRACE CONNECT I am using the Apache HTTP Server, ...
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Hosting a web service on port 22… Is that possible? frowned upon? [closed]

I am trying to resolve a client's problem and I had an (bad?) idea... The problem : Client has two web servers running behind his wan router. (physical servers in his building) Each server hosts a ...
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Proxy port 80 to 443 with Netcat/nc

I have a Windows server running a Rails application via the Thin ruby gem web server through Cygwin 32 bit. The server only listens on port 443 and uses HTTPS because it is using LDAP authentication ...
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Reverse HTTP proxy as CDN origin server, how to handle last modified since?

I'm trying to set up redundant origin servers for a CDN that will deliver on demand video files. The current setup is that I have two "media" servers that have a large storage capacity and are running ...
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Unable to POST/Upload files to a PHP page

I have a weird problem when I try to post contents or upload files by php to my server. After submitting the form it sleeps for a while then shows a page loading error. I tried different contents and ...
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HTTP digest authentication vs. HTTPS basic authentication [closed]

What is the difference between HTTP Digest Authentication and HTTPS basic authentication from a performance and security point of view?
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Tools for load-testing HTTP servers?

I've had to load test HTTP servers/web applications a few times, and each time I've been underwhelmed by the quality of tools I've been able to find. So, when you're load testing a HTTP server, what ...
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apache2: why all subdomains redirect to www?

I have NameVirtualHost *:80 in ports.conf and a VirtualHost who has ServerName www.mysite.com in my conf file. I also have few subdomains mapped to other VirtualHosts. Currently if I access ...
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When nginx is configured as reverse proxy, can it rewrite the host header to the downstream server like Apache's ProxyPreserveHost?

I can't seem to find the equivalent of Apache's ProxyPreserveHost http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod%5Fproxy.html#proxypreservehost option in nginx. This is required to reverse proxy to virtual ...
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How do you change apache to be http 1.0 by default

Is this changed in the httpd.conf? If so, where? I am having problems with having connections staying alive, and I know http 1.0 makes keep alive off by default.
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how to set any browser to no keep alive in apache httpd.conf

I have the following setting for IE in my httpd.conf: BrowserMatch "MSIE 4\.0b2;" nokeepalive downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0 I want to apply this to all requests that hit my server. My ...
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Does Apache webserver process http pipelined requests in parallel?

Given we have Apache web server and a client which sends several pipelined requests. According to RFC server is supposed to return responses in the same order as requests are sent. So, does it mean ...
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java http service on mac server with Apple server admin

I've written a simple com.sun.net.httpserver.HttpServer program that runs on a non-server mac. When I visit http://localhost:39600/test in a web browser, it gives me the correct response: "Here's my ...
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Can't get nginx to reply to ab with compressed content

ab -n 1 -H 'Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate' http://mywebsite.com/ This always returns the uncompressed content (I can see that both from its size and because I'm sniffing the traffic with ngrep). ...
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How to prevent nginx from caching certain files?

Is it possible to configure nginx to never cache certain files? I have two files on the root directory, index.html and list.json, and I want to disable caching for them completely. Can this be done by ...
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HTTP response getting cancelled but server side execution is completing

My problem is: HTTP request gets cancelled after 2 minutes but server side processing still continues. I have large data processing and my database contains huge data.So i am using a normal form ...
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How to change URL parameter using transparent proxy

I have a subnet of computers connected to Internet through a router (which could be a HTTP proxy as well). My goal is to change URL parameter for a one single URL. If users go to ...
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“Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)” bot in China regularly starts HTTP downloads

Since about two months, a software package (~20 MiB, .tar.gz) we host on AWS is downloaded ~600 times a day by somebody using the bogus UA string from the title. The HTTP referrer is set to a ...
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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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IIS 6 / ASP.NET Reading POST request as GET?

I have an ASP.net C# application that relies on the IsPostBack property. The application is failing because GET requests are mysteriously being sent. I'm monitoring requests & responses, as well ...
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Handling user state across servers

I have two servers running Apache for the same domain name. Server A runs most of the web site (www.domain.com), except for one sub-directory (www.domain.com/photos/) that is set up as an HTTP proxy ...
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Odd httpd behavior while uploading a file

OK, so I'm uploading a 350meg zip file. The file one uploaded is unzipped and the contents are processed. The processing consists of reading in a data file, then copying and thumbnailing images, the ...
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Nginx rewrite issue

I would like a particular configuration for one of my virtual servers but I have a problem explaining that to Nginx :) Its quite simple. If the URI looks like ...
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HTTP (random?) connection timeout with Windows 7

Update: Reinstalled Windows 7 Installed Windows 8 Various Apache tweaks (AcceptFilter http none...) Installed Windows XP Some Wireshark log 1 0.000000000 HonHaiPr_0b:36:ae D-LinkIn_64:ca:28 ...
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Gradle/Maven unable to create directories on Apache HTTP Server

I'll start by saying that I'm new to all this, so I may need answers explained in simple terms. Also, while I'm seeing this with Gradle/Maven, I'm almost completely sure it's a server-side permissions ...
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Nginx blocking webstes with proxy_pass

I have an Nginx script that proxied HTTP request using this: proxy_pass http://$http_host$uri$is_args$args; I have a list of websites and I want to make it just these ones accessbile by the proxy. ...