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From Aaron Bannert <aa...@clove.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/docs/error/include bottom.html
Date Sat, 15 Jun 2002 22:36:08 GMT
On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 11:02:18AM -0400, Joshua Slive wrote:
> rbb@apache.org wrote:
> >rbb         2002/06/15 00:01:25
> >
> >  Modified:    docs/error/include bottom.html
> >  Log:
> >  Comment out the SERVER_STRING variable from our default error documents.
> >  Some people do not like having this information in their error pages, and
> >  it makes sense to not do it by default.  If users want this back, they
> >  can uncomment it.
> >  
> >  PR:	9319
> 
> Personally, I think this is silly.  The server signature on error pages 
> is there for a good reason: helping people debug problems, especially 
> with requests that pass through proxies, etc.

I agree, and the same logic above applies in reverse:

If an admin doesn't want to reveal the server string in the
error document, they can remove that part themselves.

-aaron

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