HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level protocol with the lightness and speed necessary for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP has been in use by the World-Wide Web global information initiative since 1990. HTTP allows an open-ended set of methods to be used to indicate the purpose of a request. Hypertext Transfer Protocol, which is more commonly to referred to as HTTP, builds on the discipline of reference provided by the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), as a location (URL) or name (URN), for indicating the resource on which a method is to be applied. Messages are passed in a format similar to that used by Internet Mail and the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME).
HTTP is also used as a generic protocol for communication between user agents and proxies/gateways to other Internet protocols, such as SMTP, NNTP, FTP, Gopher, and WAIS, allowing basic hypermedia access to resources available from diverse applications and simplifying the implementation of user agents.
The HTTP protocol is a request/response protocol. A client sends a request to the server in the form of a request method, URI, and protocol version, followed by a MIME-like message containing request modifiers, client information, and possible body content over a connection with a server with the implementation of HTTP and HTTP protocol. The server responds with a status line, including the message's HTTP protocol version and a success or error code, followed by a MIME-like message containing server information, entity meta information, and possible entity-body content.
To learn more about HTTP protocol and other protocols, click here.
Home | Unix Disks Access | CCIE | Cisco Certification | Cisco Systems | Cisco Training | Computer Books | Computer Training | Disk Share | File Sharing | HTTP | Information Technology | Internet Books | Internet Protocols | Links | Network Analyser | Network Communication | Network Dictionary | Network Dictionary 2 | Network Monitoring | Network Package | Network Packet | Network Problems | Network Protocols | Network Sniffer | Network Software | Operating System | Routing Protocols | Security Monitoring | Site Map | TCI IP | TCP IP | Wireless Networking | Wi-Fi | WLAN Troubleshooting | WLAN Security | Network Performance Problems | Network Latency | Network Troubleshooting Tools | Network Management System | Firewall for SMB Network | Small Business Network Monitoring | SNMP Network Monitoring | Network Vulnerabilities