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From Rasmus Lerdorf <ras...@lerdorf.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH 40026] ServerTokens Off
Date Sun, 20 Aug 2006 17:00:56 GMT
Sebastian Nohn wrote:
>> I fear that many users of Apache would actually turn off the
>> Server header for no or for the wrong reasons (which may "harm" our
>> market share), and therefore I'm -1 on including this patch.
> 
> It would not change apaches market share. If you are talking about
> netcraft (and similar stats): I personally think, "ego" is a bad reason
> for constricting people.

We have had a config option in PHP for years to completely hide the fact 
that a site is using PHP.  I don't think it has hurt us in any way. 
Sure, our Netcraft numbers would probably be higher without it and 
occasionally we see a dip due to some large site turning it off, but 
isn't this all about writing useful software and not about marketing 
gimmicks?

-Rasmus

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