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Re: [SLUG] making url strings less obvious
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] making url strings less obvious
- From: David Fitch <davidf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Nov 6 14:49:01 2001
On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 02:40:31PM +1100, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> It really blew my mind when Michael Lake <Mike.Lake@xxxxxxxxxx> said:
> > cpaul wrote:
> > > we're making a little downloadable game and it needs to update a
> > > central scoretable over http. i'm trying to think of a way to
> > > make the url less revealing as to its methods.
> > > something like http://homeurl/scoreboard?username=howdi&score=5001
> > what about using post method rather than get for the http method?
> > then you won't have urls like that visible.
> It will still be plain text to anybody with a network sniffer.
but he could make his program post using some homemade
"proprietry" (ie. arbitrary made up) encoding of the scores...