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From Martin Kraemer <>
Subject Re: Proposal: Allow ServerTokens to specify Server header completely
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2004 17:09:15 GMT
On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 09:35:15AM -0500, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> I didn't propose this to create (yet another) heated discussion,
> simply to suggest that we take ServerTokens to its logical
> conclusion based on some requests I've seen. :)

Yes. I agree with Lars that "security by obscurity" is not the way to
go -- I would never use it for increased security.

However, I *would* use it to fingerprint certain features of my servers
(like PHP which adds a X-Powered-By: PHP/...) as part of the Server:

OTOH, it sounds to me as if most people object because they don't want
to lose Apache's Netcraft share ;-)

So, +.75 from me.

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