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

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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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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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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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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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Default error page in SSRS 2008

We are using SSRS 2008. Is there a way to show a default error page if there is an error in the Reporting Services? If so how do I go about doing this? Currently getting the following error..... ...
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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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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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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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“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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nagios - HTTP CRITICAL Socket timeout after 10/20/60 seconds

I just installed nagios on a server machine, only to be greeted with a critical error on the HTTP service. the error is HTTP CRITICAL - Socket timeout after 10 seconds I searched for this error ...
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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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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 redirect with IIS 7.5

I have two intranet ASP.NET MVC web applications hosted in one website which could be accessed by the paths: localserver/old and localserver/new. I've moved logic from the first app to the second app ...
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vhosts with various hosts and http/https

I have the file underneath in my vhosts.d directory and it's called hosts.conf (from what I gather the name isn't a problem). Now there are various hosts as you can see, if I use http (port 80) no ...
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Cannot connect to Windows Server 2008 R2 via http, https works

I've been having a problem with my WS2008R2 server ever since I started IIS7 for the first time. I've been managing to work around it so far, because https access works normally. http, however, has ...
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MaxClients keeps getting surpassed on web application server

I am running a web application on a CentOs 6 machine with 4 gigs of memory and 3 processor cores (Intel Xeon 2.9 Ghz). Every morning between 8.30 and 9.30 AM (which coincides with the time period ...
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“A” record redirect gives 400 Bad Request in nginx [closed]

I've registered a domain with NameCheap and have set up an A redirect to my web server. Visiting the server directly (http://1.2.3.4) is fine, but going through the domain name returns 400 Bad Request ...
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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. ...
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Redirect all http AND https non-www URLS to https://www.example.com via htaccess

For reasons much too long and complex to get into (it involves several layers of corporate red tape resulting in someone else not purchasing a wildcard SSL certificate I requested), I have to set up a ...
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Relay HTTP request through other servers and back

I have 6 Ubuntu cloud servers, which of one acts as a main Django deployment with an intranet and cronjobs. For the cronjobs I request data from different data-sources, that I want to go through the ...
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Can i set 443 as default web port which means it can only be accessed via https and no port 80

As title says, I want to set my apache to listen on 443, and will configure SSL. So, My Question is :- 1). Does that mean, i will not have port 80 or any other port which is no ssl ? 2). My site ...
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HTTP attack - Too many connections & TIME_WAIT

I am running CentOS 6 with http -2.2.15 Going under HTTP attack, i can see many http process running. > netstat -nat | awk '{print $6}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n > 1 established) > ...
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Best effort (failover) HTTP proxy use in aptitude?

I was installing a new Ubuntu 13.10 (daily build) for testing, and came to the option of being able to configure an HTTP proxy server for aptitude. It's been a while since I've sat through an ...
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Server optimization for long running script [duplicate]

I have a system running on a remote VPS whose main feature is a long running script (it could run for about 10 hours, depending on the user input). The following are some of its features: Database ...
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Referer is passed from HTTPS to HTTP in some cases… How?

In theory browsers do not pass on referer information from HTTPS to HTTP sites. And in my experience this has always been true. But I just found an exception, and I want to understand why it works so ...
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HTTPS shows website correctly, HTTP shows IIS start page

Just setup a new VPS server and am migrating a few clients to it from my dedicated server. The new VPS server is Win Server 2008 with IIS7. For some reason, when you go to http version using the ip, ...
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Intelligent, Location Dependent DNS

I'm new to complex network infrastructure but I'm quickly realizing that we're outgrowing our centralized load balanced cluster. The way we have things setup right now means that in order to add a ...
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How do I turn on port forwarding with Ubuntu?

$ssh -f -N -D 0.0.0.0:80 localhost Permission denied (publickey). I don't have anything in my ~/.ssh directory. I'm logged in as root.
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Redirection on Apache (Maintain POST params)

I have Apache installed on my server and I need to redirect from http to https. The reason for this is our load balancer solution cannot hand https so requests come in on http and then we transfer ...
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Evaluating and redirecting http requests

I am trying to evaluate traffic on port 80 to determine whether or not if we need to redirect a request, or pass it through, while being transparent. Scenario: User connects to our system via Wifi. ...
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Network traffic shaping, understanding if a video is being watched from Facebook [closed]

I am tring to determine which web sites are being used, how frequently they are being used, how much data transfer occurs etc.., in my company network . Now my problem when someone is watching a ...
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How to set up https only on one directory of VirualHost

I have VPS with several sites and applications, and I want to run MySQL administration tool over https to avoid possibility of man-in-the-middle attack, since I often have to use mysql root password. ...
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How should a HTTP server treat requests that specify a protocol higher than HTTP/1.1?

I have created a HTTPS server from scratch for use in an embedded application. At present it is able to distinguish between HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1 when it receives a request, and it then subsequently ...
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Unable to setup HTTP Server so that external clients can access

I am running Red Hat Enterprise Server 6. It has Apache Server (httpd) installed and running on boot by default. My document files are kept in /var/www/html/web and I can access them on my computer ...
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Apache, ISPConfig3 & https to http redirection bug

I'm having a curious problem. Since my server got no SSL certificate and I want to avoid the ugly "This site is unsecure" warning, I decided to redirect https to http. I have my website, lets say ...
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Why are DNS lookups not respecting /etc/nsswitch.conf & /etc/host.conf?

I have an issue where hostnames are being looked up from DNS even though they are present in /etc/hosts. I have the following configured: /etc/host.conf: order hosts,bind /etc/nsswitch.conf: ...
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Why does my load balancer add the header “Via 1.1 localhost.localdomain”

My load balancer (a Rackspace Cloud Load Balancer instance) adds the Via header with these values: Via 1.1 localhost.localdomain What does this mean and is it harmful? Note: According to another ...
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On my virtual EC2 instance, what is my IP will a webpage detect if I curl it?

I have one small server on EC2. Let's say I cURL facebook.com. What IP will facebook see as the "client address"? Is it random?
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Stange stream of HTTP GET requests in apache logs, from amazon ec2 instances

I just had a look at my apache logs, and I see a lot of very similar requests: GET / HTTP/1.1 User-Agent: curl/7.24.0 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.24.0 \ NSS/3.13.5.0 zlib/1.2.5 libidn/1.18 ...
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s3put fails with “Connection reset by peer” for large files

I can upload small files quite fine using the same commands, however whenever I try to upload a 5 GB file to S3 then the s3 script fails: [backup]$ s3put --bucket john-murdoch-bucket --reduced ...
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ColdFusion Server crash after thousands of HTTP requests

We are running ColdFusion 8 on a windows server 2003 VPS with an API that exposes student records to a partner API through a connector. Our API returns around 50k student records serialized in XML ...
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Allow non-root process to listen on port 80 without doing anything drastic

For reasons beyond my comprehension, GlassFish refuses to play ball with iptables. That is, with all the correct redirection rules in place, it won't receive any redirected traffic. So I'm at plan B ...
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Can I use SSL termination for sensitive data, and if not what is the point of even using SSL with termination?

I have read, namely on Rackspace, that one should not use SSL termination for sensitive information (search the page for "SSL Termination should not be used"). Firstly, why would that be the case. ...
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Redirect from HTTP to HTTPS with respect to the X-Forwarded-For header (SSL termination used)

I'm looking to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS. My Nginx server sits behind a load balancer which will terminate SSL for me and send all traffic (HTTP and HTTPS) to port 80. The only evidence I will have ...
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Server responds to pings but no SSH or HTTP access

I do not know what has caused this but my websites have been down for 2+ days now and I cannot connect via SSH or FTP either. The only way to get signs of life from my server is to reboot it via the ...
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How stop nginx to listen to port 80

I want nginx to stop listen to port 80. I only found people with bugs but no doc about doing it on purpose. I can't disable it, and I read too : #listen 80; ## listen for ipv4; this line is default ...