HTTP 01

This challenge covers how to send specific HTTP requests

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In this challenge, you will learn how to send a GET request to /pentesterlab using both curl and a custom script. Initially, you are recommended to use curl to understand the basics of making HTTP requests. Once you're comfortable, you will write a script in your preferred language to achieve the same objective. This approach not only helps you understand the underlying mechanics of HTTP requests but also allows you to build a reusable collection of scripts.

The lab guides you through creating a socket connection, writing to the socket, and reading responses. You will also learn about the importance of setting the correct Host header to avoid redirection. Practical examples and code snippets are provided to help you understand the structure of HTTP requests and responses, including details about the carriage return and new line sequences used in the headers.

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