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Microsoft® Forefront® Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Administrator’s Companion by Jim Harrison Yuri Diogenes and Mohit Saxena

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Chapter 32. Exploring HTTP Protocol

  • Understanding the HTTP Protocol 869

  • How HTTP Authentication Works 874

  • Understanding HTTPS 884

  • Summary 890

One of the most frequently used application-layer protocols on the Internet is the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP). End users usually have no idea what protocol they're using except for the fact that they're using a browser to access Web pages on the Internet. From an administrator's perspective it is important to understand what goes on behind the scenes whenever someone browses to a site on the Internet. In this chapter we will discuss what HTTP is and what actually happens in a HTTP transaction, and we'll help you gain a better understanding of what the HTTP protocol is about.

Understanding the HTTP Protocol ...

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