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2012-10-03 13:49:46.584992+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Mike Gunderloy wrote a few notes about TENT, a new distributed microblogging thingie, hosted service at tent.is, docs and implementation at tent.io.

Interesting. One thing that does leap out: Discovery is done via

A HEAD request to https://johnsmith.me/ would respond with a Link header pointing to a Tent profile (e.g. https://tent.johnsmith.me/profile)

So your identity URL has to be an aware server, not just a couple of <link ...> tags in an HTML document? Hmmmm...

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-10-03 17:29:08.130351+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Lots of head requests are an indicator of vulnerability scanners. its faster. They come back later for the data. Some firewall filters and IDS's trigger off of them.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-10-03 15:35:30.857624+00 by: Dan Lyke

Apache doesn't seem to respond that way by default. In general the HEAD request returns meta information that can be returned from a stat(...) without a full open(...); read(...); close(...) cycle.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-10-03 14:58:30.111251+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Isn't the response to a HEAD request just the head section of the HTML document in the URL? I don't think that needs any special server coding...