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can POST request send unlimited amount of data from client to server

 
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is it true that POST request can send unlimited amount of data from client to server?
 
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True in the sense that HTTP does not impose a limit in the API.

False in the sense that typical servers and typical bandwidth will impose a practical limit.

There are much better protocols for very large file transfer.

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by using POST you can send huge amount of data to server.
you can send both text and binary data
it is secured than GET.
 
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Praneeth Thiruveedhula wrote:
it is secured than GET.



Not exactly. If your data isn't encrypted, it can be read by a sniffer. POST != security...
 
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while we use GET method, the parameters attached in the URL..
and while we use POST method, the parameters wrapped in the request body..

Please correct me if i'm wrong..
Thanks..
 
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Leonardo Carreira wrote:while we use GET method, the parameters attached in the URL..
and while we use POST method, the parameters wrapped in the request body..


True, but it's no different from GET request as far as the security is concerned.
 
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Leonardo Carreira wrote:while we use GET method, the parameters attached in the URL..
and while we use POST method, the parameters wrapped in the request body..

Please correct me if i'm wrong..
Thanks..



I don't know if the forum frowns on posting links to investigative tools (network analyzer)...So I'm not going to post a link to one...But if you find one, analyze your GET and POST request packets - and report back on how secure they are.
 
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Charles 'King wrote:I don't know if the forum frowns on posting links to investigative tools (network analyzer)...So I'm not going to post a link to one...But if you find one


Firefox has a very handy plug-in named HttpFox that is a debugging proxy. You don't need a network analyzer, just a proxy.

There is no security in either POST or GET. If you want security use TLS/SSL
 
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