To be a butler, is to be able to maintain an even-temper, at all times. One must have exceptional personal hygiene and look sharp and professional, always. Even when under stress or scrutiny, a butler must remain calm and lead their team through the difficulties.
Archibald is my attempt at learning Rust and writing a HTTP 1.1 web server.
We shall be adopting the KISS approach to building things. I mean how hard is parsing modern web languages and content?
I'm sure no-one will dare to attack this, but just in case, we shall be performing a threat modeling exercise so we understand the threats and code appropriate countermeasures.
How Does HTTP Actually Work?
For those who aren't aware, Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a layer 7 (application) protocol. The whole thing works by requests and responses, the latter being accepted by a server, which provides the answer. HTTP is stateless and this makes it more fun in a way.
It all looks like this:
[email protected] ~/Code/Archibald -> main -> nc -vv nsa.gov 80 Notice: Real hostname for nsa.gov [220.127.116.11] is a23-63-141-16.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com nsa.gov [18.104.22.168] 80 (http) open GET / HTTP/1.1
That's connecting to the server, on port 80 and asking for the index. It responds: