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Syncing files on a remote web server with Windows 7

I have an interesting file syncing problem. As part of my responsibilities, I have to keep track of changes in the US export regulations. The Dept. of Commerce makes the regulations available in two formats, HTML and PDF. The HTML versions are oddly formatted so I prefer the PDF versions even if they are harder to search. They're available in PDF on this page. I have been regularly going out to the page and downloading relevant documents that have changed but I'd like to automate this if I can. But there are some gotchas. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Aug 14, 2013 - 3 answers

 

How do you go about automating/simulating (I think) an HTTP request?

I want to write a script to automate doing a search, retrieving, and parsing the search results from a website (a booking site similar to the search on www.hilton.com ). [more inside]
posted by hot soup on Mar 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Cleansed, folded and manipulated.

Beginner at PHP: Inserting form data into MySQL. I need to strip special characters out, for security and MySQL compatibility, but the options are overwhelming me and I've spent far longer on this issue than the whole project so far. [more inside]
posted by dozo on Oct 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Do Latino immigrants to the U.S. use browsers configured to request Spanish?

Can I trust a web browser's language preference setting to determine whether to provide Spanish-language content to Latino immigrants to the U.S.? (NB: This isn't a technical question, it's a social question.) [more inside]
posted by waldo on Mar 31, 2012 - 10 answers

How to create a "Chat With The Site Owner" widget?

What is the best way for a web developer to create a custom "chat with the site owner" widget? [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Feb 15, 2012 - 10 answers

It's Hard to Google for a web app that is a web service request tester

Help me find a lost web app that sent HTTP requests. [more inside]
posted by theRussian on Jun 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Create a list from multiple green answers

I've favorited xx number of questions on the green. The majority of the answers are book titles and or authors. I would like to create a compilation list from all the threads. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jul 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Find me some technical podcasts about networking protocols.

I have a job interview in about 13 days, and it will be very technical, covering low-level linux, networking, tcp/ip, smtp, http. I want to know about some podcasts that might teach me a thing or two. [more inside]
posted by antiquark on Jul 9, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I decode HTTP traffic from an IP webcam into full URLs?

I have a cheapo IP WiFi webcam, its video & audio feed is viewed via an ActiveX plugin in IE. I want to access theses feeds in Linux. I was wondering if there was some tool I could use in Win XP to monitor the network traffic on my PC when using IE to access the webcam, to get the full URLs to the audio and video feeds. All the tools I have used so far just give me the IP address and port, not the full http address.
posted by prupert on Apr 21, 2010 - 12 answers

What do I really need to know about Apache?

As a self-taught PHPer, how much do I need to understand about Apache HTTP Server? Can you recommend any sites or books that would give me a good start? [more inside]
posted by verymystery on Dec 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Are login boxes on http:// pages secure?

Some major websites--such as Facebook, Vox and others (but not Metafilter!)--have users enter username & password on an http page rather than an https page. Is this as secure as logging in via https:// and if so, why?
posted by mono blanco on Dec 1, 2009 - 18 answers

All HTTP requests time out, unless connected remotely via VPN.

All HTTP requests time out, unless connected remotely via VPN. HTTPS (in my trusted sites) and FTP work fine. Somehow OpenDNS factors into this. [more inside]
posted by tdischino on Nov 17, 2009 - 19 answers

ping equivalent for web servers that reports http latency?

The equivalent of ping for http connections? [more inside]
posted by zippy on May 3, 2009 - 14 answers

How does AJAX work with non-fixed-length HTTP responses?

AskMe Programming Squad: Need some help with AJAX and a slightly unusual method of communicating with a remote server. [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt on Apr 23, 2009 - 7 answers

uploading/downloading huge files

How to code a Perl web app to upload/download HUGE files? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Aug 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Why would email and MSN Messenger work, but web browsing not?

Why would email and MSN Messenger work, but web browsing not? [more inside]
posted by lukeo05 on Jul 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Apache2, mod_php, suexec security confusion.

Apache2 security theory; mod_php versus CGI php and the use of suExec: What is the non-theoretical problem with running Apache2 with mod_php and thus without using suexec on a dedicated system? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Why can't I open webpages?

ADSL working but HTTP not working. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 9, 2008 - 8 answers

What lies between my browser and the internet?

I have an idea for a simple piece of software. It would involve intercepting browser requests, checking the requested url (probably not ip address, so before that conversion takes place) testing the url and redirecting if it passes the test. The test will itself make a network connection. [more inside]
posted by miniape on Apr 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Want the 411 on 301!

I recently purchased an SSL certificate for my website and have configured an application to operate over SSL. It's working well. One thing remains: I want to make sure that if someone tries to access the application over HTTP, the browser page is redirected to the SSL (HTTPS) version. I am fairly certain the pages the application creates are PHP, but I am unsure. (They're not static, I don't think. They're all dynamically created through mySQL.) The entry point for the application is a subdirectory off the domain /kb/. I'll add more answers if you folks need it. :-)
posted by tcv on Dec 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Hitting a URL from the command line

Alternatives to lynx, wget and get from the unix command line? [more inside]
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions on Jul 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Why aren't my php files caching locally?

Why aren't my php files caching locally? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me find a cool little unix http utility I can't remember!

I saw a really cool unix utility the other day blogged about somewhere, that in addition to some little boring http-ey tasks I can't remember, it also served as a tiny little HTTP-server-in-a-pinch like so: ./magicutil file.tar and boom, http://localhost/file.tar is alive. What was it!? Note: please don't try to find something that can /probably/ do this or show me a cool python script that will - this did some other cool stuff too I can't remember!
posted by floam on Jun 23, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I set up a file server on a PC

How do I set up a file server on a PC w/ dynamicIP and a client web GUI? [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on May 3, 2007 - 21 answers

How can I get a list of all files in a directory on a webserver?

I think the title explains it all: I'm looking to get a list of all files in a specific directory from a web server- www.site.com/docs/. The thing is, there's an index.htm file in that directory so if I browse to it, I just get the index file. Is there any way to find out the names of all files in that directory, scripting or otherwise? [more inside]
posted by newatom on Apr 20, 2007 - 13 answers

What data types should I use SSL to pass?

What's acceptable and best practice when it comes to passing data in on websites securely and non-securely? I've always presumed finanical information should be passed securely, whilst names and address were OK non-securely? Am I right? [more inside]
posted by Ulleskelf on Apr 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Can I make AJAX work with HTTP authorization?

Is it possible to make an AJAX request work with an HTTP authorization-protected server script? [more inside]
posted by Godbert on Dec 18, 2006 - 5 answers

are http forms posted thru https secure?

Can I deliver a form thru http, post it back to the server thru https and be secure? [more inside]
posted by Pasa la bola chetu on Oct 13, 2006 - 18 answers

Where can I find global traffic stats broken down by protocol?

I'd like a picture of just how much bandwidth the various TCP/UDP protocols (FTP, HTTP, NNTP, BitTorrent) take up along some large sample. Percent distributions would be fantastic. Anyone know where to get this data? My kung-fu helps me not.
posted by k7lim on Sep 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Is DreamHost always this bad?

Is DreamHost always this bad? Are they going to get better? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 30, 2006 - 52 answers

Looking for mp3 transcoding server

Looking for a MP3 transcoder/server. My dream piece of software runs as an apache module or standalone http server. Clients request a resource, like http://server/content/filename.mp3, over normal HTTP, but the transcoder intercepts that request and streams the mp3 file at a set normalized bitrate and quality, transcoding if necessary, and only transcoding/serving the requested content. The resultant stream has to be compatible with shoutcast-style mp3 stream players (iTunes, Winamp, QuickTime.) Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by neustile on Jul 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Browser download without a Content-Length header?

How do I get the browser to prompt a user to save a huge file when I don't know it's size in advance? [more inside]
posted by joegester on Jul 20, 2006 - 9 answers

https from Google Talk client

Is it possible to force gmail to open with https through the google talk client? [more inside]
posted by friedrice on Mar 17, 2006 - 5 answers

What's the best http analytics tool?

Seeking recommendations for http analytics tools in the vein of HTTP Analyzer and Charles. Firefox compatibility and the ability to view the page and the data at the same time are big plusses.
posted by bingo on Nov 12, 2005 - 4 answers

How best to migrate from one domain to another?

How best to migrate from one domain to another? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Nov 11, 2005 - 6 answers

HTTP transfer working poorly

I'm having hit-or-miss connection trouble with a Russian topographic map website, which has ~ 4 MB JPEG maps online. It's been driving me nuts all summer. Here's the scoop... [more inside]
posted by zek on Oct 26, 2005 - 5 answers

Refresh vs. Form Re-submission

Form re-submission woes! How can I catch page refreshes and prevent form values from being re-submitted? [more inside]
posted by purephase on Sep 16, 2005 - 9 answers

HTTP post size limit?

Is there a limit on the size of a HTTP post? (Or any Aolserver doctors in the house?) [more inside]
posted by If I Had An Anus on Aug 23, 2005 - 14 answers

Can a browser pass HTTP requests the same as BitTorrent?

Is there any reason why standard HTTP requests can't work the same as the BitTorrent protocol? It seems like this would allow websites to avoid the "slashdot/metafilter" effect when traffic surges to an individual site and overwhelms the servers. Seems like this could happen on the client side, with enabled web browsers passing requested data the same as a torrent client. I don't know enough about the underlying technologies to determine if this is a stupid question or not, so please be gentle as you take me down a notch.
posted by hulette on Jun 30, 2005 - 13 answers

Sniffing HTTP traffic

What is the easiest way, in Windows, to sniff the HTTP (and HTTPS) requests and responses back from the server for an application that won't let you tell it to use a proxy? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence on Mar 30, 2005 - 9 answers

Mapping a Domain to a TypePad Blog

Domain mapping to a TypePad blog. For the past 10 days, I have desperately been trying to map a domain name to my TypePad blog. Every solution offered to me by either TypePad or my registrar seems to undo something else. I am trying to: have the domain mapped seamlessly (masked, I believe it's called), but also for the Permalinks (unique urls) to work. I am in over my head! [more inside]
posted by fionab on Feb 28, 2005 - 10 answers

deceptive redirection

Hoping to figure out how this URL redirects. [more inside]
posted by alkupe on Feb 22, 2005 - 20 answers

Is There a "Diff" for HTML That'd Save the Spent Resources for a Full Page Reload?

On community blog sites like Metafilter, a lot of bandwidth seems to be consumed by redundant requests like previewing comments or checking for new ones where the entire page is reloaded. So when in the thread on Google Maps, mosch mentioned the HTTPRequest javascript object, that got me thinking. Are there any ways to write code that can cut down on resending the same data. Some kind of 'diff' method for HTML?
posted by daksya on Feb 8, 2005 - 20 answers

Why do people hide their http_referer?

Why do people hide their http_referer? [+MI] [more inside]
posted by dabitch on Dec 18, 2004 - 30 answers

Simple Site Setupt

A family member of mine wants to set up a simple site for his home business - schedules of classes, some photographs, contact information, links, etc., and I have suggested that he use Typepad, which I use for a number of projects. However I think he'd prefer a non-weblog format, which leads me to my question: are there combined hosting/construction tools out there, like some of these weblog services, that have a good and very easy-to-use back-end, lots of design/format choices, but are more focused around a more heirarchically structured, top-down site structure?
posted by luriete on Aug 25, 2004 - 6 answers

Proper way to describe a URL in print

Editors, tech-savvy folk, and grammar-obsessives, please help. I've been arguing about this with my fellow editors: Is it acceptable, in nontechnical copy, to drop the "http://" from the beginning of a web address that doesn't have a "www" in its URL? [more inside]
posted by cowboy_sally on May 14, 2004 - 36 answers

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