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Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

by:Dan Lyke started: 2003-04-07 21:12:00.883522+02 updated: 2003-07-18 22:48:27.959161+02

HTTP is an acryonym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. It's the protocol used by web servers.

To see it in action, you can telnet to port 80 on a web server host and type in:

GET / HTTP/1.0

Then hit "enter" twice. This will give you the root document on the server. Typing:

GET / HTTP/1.0
Host: www.xyz.com

Will get you the root document on the virtual host named "www.xyz.com" on the server you telnetted to.

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