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WebDAV Explained: Filesystems Over HTTP

2021-06-25 6 min read Protocols explained Tech Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So I take it some people reading this are familiar with what I’ll call a ‘remote filesystem protocol’ like NFS , SMB , or AFP . Well, did you know there’s one that’s found use in a few places and you’ve maybe heard of once or twice, and really… well, doesn’t sound like it should make any sense? Welcome to WebDAV. The remote filesystem that runs over HTTP.

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IRC Is an Insanely Simple Protocol

2021-06-23 5 min read Protocols explained Tech Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

This is where I’d usually make some joke about “if you remember, back in the day…” but… given how Freenode and Libera have been in the news recently for Freenode’s rather hostile takeover (and suicide), You probably know what IRC is. So. IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is a really old (as in, 1988) protocol for text-based communications between users on a network. And the cool part is, it’s so simple that it’s almost funny. Like, let’s take a look. You could actually, with only a few minutes of reading, just enter raw IRC protocol lines by hand and have a perfectly valid and functional session.

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