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From Alexei Kosut <ako...@leland.Stanford.EDU>
Subject Re: OS Name in SERVER_VERSION (fwd)
Date Tue, 14 Apr 1998 02:09:06 GMT
On Mon, 13 Apr 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

> > Yeah. I think the general consensus is that having the server return
> > "Server: Apache/1.3.1 Linux/0.9.4.to.exploit.follow.these.simple.steps.etc..."
> > is a bad idea. But I can't really see any problems resulting from simply
> > adding a "Unix" or "Win32" onto the end. Except, of course, that they do
> > not fall into the token/token form prescribed by HTTP. (OS/Win32, OS/Unix  
> > maybe, to make it more clear what's going on?)
> 
> Why not as a comment?

[...]

> example: "Apache/3.0 (Win32)"?

That works too. I like it.

> I don't see "OS/Win32" fitting in any better because RFC-2068 talks
> clearly about product tokens and "OS/Win32" doesn't really seem to fit.
> Yea, it fits in that the product is the OS it is running on, but...
> 
> Or You could do "Apache/Win32-3.0" or "Apche/3.0-Win32" but I don't like
> that as much.

Agreed.

-- Alexei Kosut <akosut@stanford.edu> <http://www.stanford.edu/~akosut/>
   Stanford University, Class of 2001 * Apache <http://www.apache.org> *



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