Skip to main content

Why websites have still default HTTP?

Internet theft cases, spoofing, fishing are common these days. Most information security agencies like Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), OWAPS SANS are taking action to stop these frauds. In order to secure the web application agencies have given idea to the bank and other financial corporations to use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, Transport Layer Security (TLS).
But if this is that much secure then why web applications are still having default protocol HTTP (port no. 80)?
This we can understand by this conversation:
Client: Hello!!
http://www.laksha.net/
Client connects to TCP port 80 and wants this host
Here http tells webserver which host is requested with which configuration and what content shall be presented to the client
Webserver: Hi!! I have
http://www.laksha.net/
Gives respective configuration and presents content at the client.
But in other hand SSH and other secure service like TLS behaves like they are possessed. They don’t even tell webserver which webserver is requested. SSH require any server IP address can have only on website hosted on it. It means when client connect to webserver through port number 443, it needs a signed certificates.
HTTP & HTTPS both are different in their behaviour. One wants to tell every things and other will tell when you will ask with some signed authorization i.e. certificate.

Comments

  1. I have similar kind of question that Why websites have still default HTTP? This post have answers of these questions which is very impressive for me. Now i have seen some website don't have WWW and i don't know the answer of this question. However, I want rush my essay and hope next post will contain answer related to WWW.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

SharePoint WebPart Error - Unable to add selected web part (s) – MOSS 2007

ISSUE: Recently I faced this issue that when I try to deploy my WebPart.  Unable to add selected web part(s).WebPartName: Cannon unregister UpdatePanel with ID ‘ctl00RTMPanel’ since it was not registerd with the ScripManager. This might occure if the UpdatePanel was removed from the control tree and later added again, which is not supported.
Parameter name: updatePanel.I faced this issue twice and both the time the issue was not what display here. This could be sure to any error in the WebPart. Following are list resolution from multiple instances.RESOLUTION: 1. Check the WebPartName.webpart file. Check whether you have a proper PublicKeyToken value. When I face the issue the value was PublicKeyToken=$PublicKeyToken$. If you have used WSP builder then in the Visual Studio you will find this file at \WebPartsProject\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\WebPartName\WebPartName.webpart. Sometime when you create a new WebPart using WSP builder then you do not get the correct value. The WebPartName.we…

How To Create Virtual Machine Using Existing vmdk file in VMWare Workstation

vmdk file is hard disk of the VMWare virtual machine. There are many scenarios where you may need to create a new virtual machine for an existing vmdk file. This is also an alternate Method to the “vmx is not a valid virtual machine configuration file – Could not open virtual machine” issue.Please refer to the previous post “Could not open virtual machine – vmx is not a valid virtual machine configuration file” for a full list of possible resolution. This post is to describe one of the solution in more details. How To Create a new virtual machine & attach the existing .vmdk file:1. Open VMware and select create a new virtual machine with custom (advanced) configuration option.2. Chose “I will install the operating system later”. and chose “I will install the operating system later”. 3. Select the operating system that matches the operating system in your existing .vldk file.4. Select a location of the new virtual machine5. Chose “Use an existing virtual disk”. This will allow yo…

How to Fix WordPress Site Address (URL)

If you are caught in middle between changing your WordPress website/blog URL - Site Address (URL) setting in the WordPress then there is a simple solution available to override WordPress Site Address (URL) values that is saved in database. You need access to the wp-config.php file which can be found in the root of your WordPress install. Make sure you make a back up copy of this file before you open it. If you are using shared hosting, then please use control panel provided by hosting company or use FTP application such as FileZilla.
Open the wp-config.php file and add following lines to this config file where the “http://example.com/” is the URL you want to access.
define( 'WP_SITEURL', 'http://example.com/' );

define( 'WP_HOME', 'http://example.com/' );

This should solve your issue with WordPress Site Address URL. If this post helped you then please let me know.