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