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Re: http-methods & http-trace NSE Script Enhancement Ideas
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 10:39:03 -0700

On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 06:27:00PM +0200, Patrik Karlsson wrote:
I see two options;
1. The script is adapted not to use the generic_request method anymore but
rather use the method specific function such as get, put, head that already
have redirect support. A mapping would have to be made in the script to
know what function to use for what method and the missing method specific
functions would need to be created (more or less copied from existing ones,
eventually leaving out cache support).
2. The script continues to use generic_request and implements the redirect
function either locally or by removing the local keyword infront of those
functions in the http library so that their visible to the script.

Personally, I think I would go with alternative 1.

Also, it's not clear to me that it's a bug that OPTIONS doesn't follow
redirects. Is it true that servers never include Allow or Public in a
redirect response? Apache seems to work this way but that's only from me
doing a couple of random tests. Maybe this is the type of query that
people want to apply only to a particular URL.

Maybe a "Did not follow redirect to..." message is enough.

David Fifield
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