How to Fake the http Refferer

This is used in some scripts to check for security. You mustn’t use this as a security check, as it is very easily spoofed. See here for how to secure your Perl scripts.
Anyway, just telnet to the server where you want to download the file from, eg.
on port 80 (as usual) then issue the get command to retrieve the file you want as usual eg:
get /env_check.htm
But then ratehr then pressing enter twice, instead press enter, then type:
Then press enter.
This is how easy it is to spoof http_referrer.
PHP scripts can be written to fake the referrer, allowing you to fake the referrer in php. This is done by using the simple PHP fopen statement.