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what is the benefit of using http hijacker

It means that you take over the control of TCP connection. TCP is a generic transport protocol, whereas HTTP is an application protocol on top of TCP. The OSI seven layer model describes TCP as layer 4 and HTTP is layer 7.

If you need to implement a different application protocol, this is one use-case for hijacking.

Or if you need to do something specialised with HTTP, like preventing keep-alive connections, that is another use-case.

An example for an alternative web application protocol is Google's SPDY. It's also a good reason why you might hijack an existing HTTP connection, rather than create a TCP connection directly. For SPDY, a browser would first make an HTTP request that included 'accept' headers indicating that it is also able to understand SPDY. So now you could hijack the connection and implement SPDY instead of HTTP.





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