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Understanding HTTP Request Headers

2022-06-21 dfir Josh Rickard
Table of Contents Summary Introduction Setup General Headers Cache-Control Connection Transfer-Encoding Request Headers Common Request Headers Accept Accept-Encoding Authorization User-Agent Response Headers Common Response Headers Location Vary Server WWW-Authenticate Metadata Headers Common Metadata Headers Allow Content-Encoding Content-Type Conclusion Summary Networking is complex. Whether you are troubleshooting network connectivity or attempting to detect malicious external network communications, understanding the nuances of common HTTP requests is extremely helpful but often it can be difficult for many security and IT professionals. Continue reading