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  • Blog Post: Migrating

    This blog is migrating to the WNDP blog . This one will stick around but won't be updated.
  • Blog Post: David Wang discusses http.sys's kernel response cache.

    Check out David Wang's recent post about http.sys's response cache. He describes the configurable registry keys and how the scavanger works.
  • Blog Post: Http.sys makes the news (not in a good way)

    InformationWeek has an article about a reliability update posted to Windows Update for http.sys. The problem was that http.sys plus a recent update to a certain vendor's anti-virus software leads to a blue screen. Because of the type of failure, it took a while for the Windows Error Reporting crashes...
  • Blog Post: IIS/Http.sys Webcasts

    Chris Adams, a technical lead in IIS, has a series of webcasts about IIS and Http.sys. TechNet Webcast: HTTP.sys: Inside and Out - Level 300 TechNet Webcast: The Ins and Outs of Centralized Binary Logging in IIS 6.0 - Level 300
  • Blog Post: HTTP.SYS + .Net Framework 2.0 + !IIS -> ASP.NET

    Aaron Skonnard has an MSDN Magazine article about running ASMX without IIS , but instead uses Http.sys through the new managed HttpListener APIs in the .NET Framework 2.0. He provides code demonstrating how to tie Http.sys directly to ASP.NET.
  • Blog Post: IIS Team blog and Server Caching

    IIS now has a team blog called IIS Hints & Tips . Thier first technical post is about how IIS and ASP.NET uses the http.sys cache .
  • Blog Post: HTTP in the Event Log on XPSP2

    Thoose who are really looking might have found the following event in your event log: Reservation for namespace identified by URL prefix http://*:2869/ was successfully added. This is just UPNP reserving it's port and namespace in http.sys.
  • Blog Post: Okay... a little more ego inflating

    Well, this is meant to be a more technical blog, and I got in my mini ra-ra post yesterday, but I was happy to see Mary Jo Foley pointing to this eWeek article, "IIS Rounds the Security Corner" . I've personally been at Microsoft from five years now and I've watched and participated in Microsoft's efforts...
  • Blog Post: Most Reliable Hosting Providers

    Netcraft reports that in September three of the top 10 most reliable hosting providers during September were running Windows 2003 and IIS6, Netcetera, DataPipe and myhosting.com. Another three were running Windows 2000, including the top of the rankings Energis. Update: Forgot to add the netcraft source...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 uses http.sys

    Peter DeBetta in a developer.com article demonstrates how to use SQL Server 2005 to create HTTP endpoints: So what is an HTTP Endpoint? You may have heard that it is SQL Server 2005's means for creating Web services, but it actually is much more. An HTTP Endpoint also is a means of creating interfaces...
  • Blog Post: Http.sys and the XPSP2 Firewall

    Larry Osterman of the WMC Team has a three part blog series about what he needed to allow http.sys to open ports and get through the Windows XP SP2 firewall. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Blog Post: Http.sys's HTTPERR and Timer_ConnectionIdle

    For all those IIS6 or other http.sys users out there, you might have noticed the HTTPERR logs. If you haven’t it’s over in %SystemRoot%\system32\LogFiles\HTTPERR\httperr*.log. It’s a log of anything that http.sys does with connections and requests that user mode didn’t tell us...
  • Blog Post: Don Box writes some HTTP.SYS code

    Don Box is playing with HTTP.SYS via the new Whidbey managed framework on Windows XP SP2. If you are really sharp looking at the service dependencies, you will find our first user on XP SP2 is UPnP. Don does mention the problem about coexistence of IIS5 (or any other app) and HTTP.SYS on port 80/443;...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Window's Web Transports Blog

    This is a collaborative Weblog from the Web Transports Team in Windows Networking. As a team we work on the http stacks in Windows; http.sys the kernel part of the IIS 6.0 Web Server (part of Windows Server 2003) and its own developer API , wininet.dll which is the client side HTTP stack at the heart...
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