The server refuses to fulfill the request

Seriously? The server undersrands but doesn’t feel like it?twitter

5 Comments

  • At 2009.06.11 17:10, Qwaider said:

    HAHAHAHA…. that’s a generic response to let you know that “everything you sent was fine” however, access to that specific resource or page is forbidden. The server doesn’t want to tell you WHY it’s forbidden so you can’t make any conclusions, and that’s for very good reasons like…
    Let’s say you don’t have the right password. The server can tell you it’s the wrong password, HOWEVER that confirms that there is a user with that name and you can use brute force to try to “guess” the password.
    So the server responds back saying, it’s “forbidden” and I’m not telling you why :)
    Pretty neat, no?

    • At 2009.06.12 05:43, jessyz said:

      I know, I used to develop web apps, but this is the first time I’ve seen this message written this way. I thought it was terribly cheeky and hilarious. Gave me a mental image of the server wearing a mean look and librarian glasses and shaking its head saying “no no no I am not doing it”.

      • At 2009.06.12 11:47, KJ said:

        Hehehe I get lots of those on twitter. I don’t think they’re up for the capacity of users yet

        • At 2009.06.12 23:33, Karmi said:

          HAHAHA!

          • At 2009.06.13 08:22, Hicham said:

            Hilarious. Mean Server 😛