[Dshield] RE: [Dshield]What is HTTP get /sumthin ?

Stephane Grobety security at admin.fulgan.com
Wed Aug 13 15:58:28 GMT 2003


Hello Sebastian,

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S> I found your post in a letter, could you tell me what http get and http post is?

HTTP uses "verbs" to qualify what it wants to do. fetching a page, the
most common action, is qualified by the command "GET". Another
command, used to send informations to the server, is the "POST"
command, used mostly with web forms. There are other verbs ("HEAD",
"PUT", etc.) used for other things but GET and POST are the two most
commons.

Now, that's the theory. in practice, you can easily send a simple web
form using the GET verb instead of POSt: that's what you do when you
produce these long URLs with all your parameters in it. The way the
information is sent (and retrieved) is also different but that's
beyond the simple explanation.

Good luck,
Stephane




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