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From Martin Kraemer <Martin.Krae...@mch.sni.de>
Subject [PATCH] Sign Server Generated Pages (take 3)
Date Fri, 21 Nov 1997 23:16:02 GMT
After Roy said he disliked the email reference to the web administrator,
and after sparse comments from the other members, here comes my next
proposal.

The patch adds (optional) footer lines to
    1) built in apache error messages,
       (but not to user-defined ErrorDocs)
    2) ftp proxy directory listings
    3) http autoindex listings if no README footer is present (because
       a README is a better place to put information about the site and
       email addresses)

Rationale behind it:
    In a chain of proxies, often one server is misconfigured and returns
    an error message or an erroneous ftp proxy listing and the like. In
    the absence of the name of the server generating the error message,
    the user has no clue where exactly the error occurred. A footer line
	____________________
	Apache-1.3 Server at blah.com Port 80
    helps in these cases.

Realization:
    a new directive
	ServerSignature  off | on | email
	Default:  ServerSignature  off
	Context:  resource config, .htaccess
    lets the user choose from:
	off (default) behavior as before
	on            footer line "Apache-<vers> Server at <ServerName> Port <Port>
	email         like "on", but the <ServerName> is also a hypertext
		      link to "mailto:<ServerAdmin>"

What do you think of this approach?

    Martin
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