[atlas] HTTP/HTTPS probe
David Precious davidp at preshweb.co.uk
Thu Nov 21 11:52:49 CET 2013
On Wed, 2 Oct 2013 14:13:11 -0400 Richard Barnes <rlb at ipv.sx> wrote: > (3) is a huge security risk, because of the wide variety of things > that are done with HTTP requests. For simplicity, let's assume the > probe would send a GET request, and not anything more sophisticated > (POST, PUT, DELETE, etc.). You could use a GET request to download a > file, but you can also a GET request to do things to supply responses > to HTTP forms. Want to make sure your favorite band wins the > EuroVision Song Contest? Just task the Atlas network have 1000 > probes vote for them every 5 minutes. GET requests should not alter state; if they do, arguably the problem there lies with the design of the faulty website.