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HTTP Requests

The request sent by the computer to a web server, contains all sorts of potentially interesting information; it is known as HTTP requests.

The HTTP client sends the request to the server in the form of request message which includes following information:

  • The Request-line
  • The analysis of source IP address, proxy and port
  • The analysis of destination IP address, protocol, port and host
  • The Requested URI (Uniform Resource Identifier)
  • The Request method and Content
  • The User-Agent header
  • The Connection control header
  • The Cache control header
HTTP Requests

The HTTP request method indicates the method to be performed on the resource identified by the Requested URI (Uniform Resource Identifier). This method is case-sensitive and should be used in uppercase.

The HTTP request methods are:

HTTP Request Description
GET Asks to get the resource at the requested URL.
POST Asks the server to accept the body info attached. It is like GET request with extra info sent with the request.
HEAD Asks for only the header part of whatever a GET would return. Just like GET but with no body.
TRACE Asks for the loopback of the request message, for testing or troubleshooting.
PUT Says to put the enclosed info (the body) at the requested URL.
DELETE Says to delete the resource at the requested URL.
OPTIONS Asks for a list of the HTTP methods to which the thing at the request URL can respond
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