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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Referer header required for POST requests?
Date Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:47:33 GMT
I believe it's a security thing, to stop cross-posting.

On 29 March 2012 21:40, Michael Parker <michael.g.parker@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm writing a load test tool for CouchDB (coming soon, will be open
> sourced, will announce it here, yada yada :) and when trying to insert
> a document with a HTTP request like so:
>
> POST /test_db/10 HTTP/1.1
> Connection: keep-alive
> Content-Type: application/json
> Content-Length: 168
>
> I get the reply:
>
> {"error":"bad_request","reason":"Referer header required."}
>
> Why is the referrer header required? Furthermore, for a standalone
> tool like this, what's an appropriate value? I couldn't find any
> mention of this header at
> http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/HTTP_Document_API#POST. I'm using Couch
> 1.1.1.
>
> Thanks,
> Mike

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