LKBEN11146: Howto find out what kind of webserver is running on a remote system


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You would like to find out what kind of system a webserver is running on (e.g. apache, Internet Information Server, Sun, PHP, Java, ...)

Cause

none

Solution

There is no utility which gives you all information but with the server spy utility, which is an add-in for firefox, you can have a good guess. This utility will try to recognize the

kind of server serving your session.

e.g. www.lubby.org
Current page served up by:
Apache/2.2.3 (Debian) PHP/5.2.0-8+etch15

or

e.g. www.sun.com
Current page served up by:
Sun-Java_System-Web-Server/7.0

or

e.g. www.microsoft.com
Current page served up by:
Microsoft-IIS/7.5

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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