1 bootstrap.inc backdrop_valid_http_host($host)

Validates that a hostname (for example $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']) is safe.


string $host: The host name to validate.

Return value

bool: TRUE only if containing valid characters; FALSE otherwise.


core/includes/bootstrap.inc, line 778
Functions that need to be loaded on every Backdrop request.


function backdrop_valid_http_host($host) {
  // Limit the length of the host name to 1000 bytes to prevent DoS attacks with
  // long host names.
  return strlen($host) <= 1000
    // Limit the number of subdomains and port separators to prevent DoS attacks
    // in conf_path().
    && substr_count($host, '.') <= 100
    && substr_count($host, ':') <= 100
    && preg_match('/^\[?(?:[a-zA-Z0-9-:\]_]+\.?)+$/', $host);