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

John Sage jsage at finchhaven.com
Wed Aug 13 16:52:38 GMT 2003


On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 04:22:29PM +0200, Sebastian wrote:
> hi there,
> I found your post in a letter, could you tell me what http get and
> http post is?
> Thanx a lot,
> Seb

I believe generally there's no particular significance to the /sumthin
? portion, so much as it's an attempt by a prober to see if you're
running a web server that will respond to an http GET command and it
will (should..) also identify what sort of web server you're running.

Once an attacker establishes:

1) that you've got a web server running on your IP address;

2) that it responds to http GET's;

3) what sort of web server it is;

then they might move onward to more malicious exploits..

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