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From Gregory A Lundberg <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Depreciate SERVER_SUBVERSION and reorder server_version
Date Sat, 09 May 1998 17:59:53 GMT
On Sat, 9 May 1998, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> >I'd like to see a three-way option: full strings (server version with
> >subversions and whatever other crap modules authors decide to add), server
> >name and version only (the default), or strings at all (with a clear note
> >in the documentation recommending this setting).
> What if we extended "AddVersionPlatform" to cover module components as
> well?  E.g. a "AddVersionPlatform no" would only return "Server:
> Apache/1.3.0".  

I'm unclear on what AddVersionPlatform does.  From its name, it sounds
like it's asking whether or not to expose the OS and/or hardware.  OK.
Sounds like a good place as any.  But keep it simple .. please!  Give the
admin the ability to hide or expose the server name, version, platform,
and modules.  For modules, I see it as all-or-nothing, but that may be
just me.  And make the default just the server name and version.  How

default sends: "Server: Apache/1.3.0" and that's it

AddVersionPlatform [[no] [version|platform|other] ...]

'AddVersionPlatform no' by itself supresses 'Server:' totally

'AddVersionPlatform no version' sends 'Server: Apache'

'AddVersionPlatform platform no version' sends 'Server: Apache (UNIX)'

'AddVersionPlatform version platform other' sends 'Server: Apache/1.3.0
(UNIX) MyModule/1.3 YourModule/3.4' blah blah blah

you get the idea?  I've not looked at the RFC to see what the strings must
look like, so I hope you can see where I'd like it to go.


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