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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: OS Name in SERVER_VERSION (fwd)
Date Thu, 09 Apr 1998 15:25:09 GMT
See the "Reporting OS type: was Re: [Fwd: good work!!]" thread that
started with:

	From: Andrew Wilson <a.wilson@elsevier.co.uk>
	Message-Id: <199706201727.SAA05224@windrush.elsevier.co.uk>
	Subject: Reporting OS type: was Re: [Fwd: good work!!]
	To: new-httpd@apache.org
	Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 18:27:43 +0100 (BST)

There wasn't strong disagreement about adding just "Unix" and 
"Win32" etc., but no one really said they liked it.


On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:

> 
> On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Michael Parker wrote:
> > 
> > > Wasn't this discussed a while back the the consensus was that it was
> > > "A Bad Thing" because it told potential hackers what type of OS you
> > > were running.
> > > 
> > > Could be totally wrong, but I swear I've heard this all before.
> > 
> > You have, and that was the conclusion reached.
> > 
> But this conclusion was reached for _specific_ OS-es if I am not 
> mistaken; we are now talking about three or four very broad and wide
> categories.  I think that this makes it from a 'Bad Thing' into a
> reasonable engineering compromise.
> 
> Dw
> 


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