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Re: http-methods.nse implementation
From: Rob Nicholls <robert () robnicholls co uk>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:49:43 +0000

On Tue, 8 Mar 2011 15:33:48 +0200, Josh Amishav-Zlatin wrote:
Would it make more sense for the
script to have a base list of methods that it checks for regardless of
whether OPTIONS is enabled or not and then appends that list based on
the results of an OPTIONS request?

I'd prefer not to trust OPTIONS at all, and perhaps rename the existing option or add something like http-methods.force or http-methods.thorough to test a long hardcoded base list of methods like you suggest. The current "retest" option doesn't really retest the methods, it simply performs a more thorough test based on the original OPTIONS response (which, as you point out, could be inaccurate).

Rob

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