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From Martin Kraemer <>
Subject Re: server signature and version strings
Date Wed, 03 Mar 1999 09:21:47 GMT
I said...
> >+1 -- you´re absolutely right.
> You probably also want the following patch then, brought to you by the
> magic of `find . | xargs grep SERVER_BASEVERSION`.

Hmmm. In the meantime, I applied these patches and now remember why I
never tried to use ap_get_server_version() for psignature(): it contains
just too much information if you happen to have 3rd party modules in
your server.

Imagine the unsuspecting windows user who happens to use a unix machine
with apache as a proxy, and is confronted with an error message like...

  Proxy error blah blah
  Apache/1.3.4 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.2 OpenSSL/0.9.1c mod_php/3.0.7 mod_perl/x.y Server at
Port 80

where most of the last line is purely technical insider information
Therefore, I think I will keep the current

  Proxy error blah blah
  Apache/1.3.4 Server at Port 80

Sorry for changing my mind -- I was just about to commit your patches :-(

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