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RE: HTTPS handshake bug ?

From: Steve.Wambolt <steve.wambolt_at_versaterm.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 16:32:06 -0000

I wondering if you can give me a Jumpstart on something ..

I am trying to index a HTTPS site ...

So far this is what I have done ..

I have version 3.2.0b2 of htdig --- And the lates version of Curl -- I
have curl compiled and it appears to work fine Ie from the command line
curl -u username:password https://website
this seems to work ..

The question is -- How to I plug curl into htdig ? I am looking for docs-
some of it is confusing - I am wondering if you could provide a couple steps
for me to follow ..

Thanks

In advance ...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-curl_at_contactor.se [mailto:owner-curl_at_contactor.se]On Behalf
> Of Daniel Stenberg
> Sent: Monday, May 29, 2000 6:27 AM
> To: Curl Mailinglist
> Subject: Re: HTTPS handshake bug ?
>
>
> On Sun, 28 May 2000 kamadoll_at_excite.com wrote:
>
> > I seem to have fixed my problems
>
> Goodie, nice piece of research there! ;-)
>
> > the server I am trying to access wants to use POST methods only. The ASP
> > pages on the server seem to hang on GET methods.
>
> Hm, that sounds really weird. How does the browsers do that? They normally
> only send posts when submitting a post-form.
>
> > We seem to not be sending Content-Length headers unless we use a POST
> > method
>
> That is correct. AFAIK, there's nothing that requires a
> Content-Length for a
> mere GET request.
>
> > which is fine but if I use a -X POST directive and do not provide
> > formdata with the -d switch, the server seems to hang on the connection
> > anyway.
>
> Doing -X requests is doing handicrafted requests and you should
> have a fairly
> good idea about what you're doing to get it working correctly.
> POST requests
> _should_ have a Content-Length: header. I'm not sure it is required in the
> standards, but I am not aware of a single server implementation that won't
> get into trouble if that's missing.
>
> > Should we be sending Content-Length=0 in any case unless formdata is
> > present when Content-Length will be strlen (formdata) ?
>
> Use -H "Content-Length: 0". I can't see this as a real issue to change
> anything in curl, it already does Content-Length properly for its built-in
> POST support.
>
> --
> Daniel Stenberg - http://www.contactor.se/~dast - +46-705-44 31 77
> ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol
>
Received on 2000-06-01

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