Clueless national monopoly providers
p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Oct 10 16:01:58 CEST 2014
On 10/10/14 14:50, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
> % telnet -4 www.bt.com 80
> Trying 184.108.40.206...
> Connected to www.bt.com.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> GET /
> Connection closed by foreign host.
> Whatever load balancer that is, it needs an upgrade and understand g’ol HTTP 0.9 as well in addition to IPv6 ;-)
In fairness, I've run into a lot of actual, real-life webserver code
(usually Java Servlet based cough Oracle cough) that requires, at
minimum, a Host: and Accept: header. Annoying, but I guess...
However as another person points out, this fails with real, browser,
HTTP requests. The "nc" was just a convenient way of showing it ;o)
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