Simple-to-use Internet Server Identification Utility
|Page last modified: Oct 06, 2003 at 14:29||Developed by Steve Gibson|
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The Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) Worm Wars of 2001 demonstrated that not all web servers are equally secure. The multiple rounds of rapidly spreading IIS worms dramatized a fact that had been troubling security professionals for quite some time: Compared to the other popular web server solutions, Microsoft's offerings generate a continuous stream of serious security problems. Moreover, unlike embarrassing but comparatively benign problems such as web site defacement, Microsoft's security vulnerabilities usually place the web site's visitor data at risk of theft and malicious exploitation.
During the last quarter of 2001 we saw an increase in eMail asking if there was any way to tell what server software any given web site was using. Presumably, these users were either curious, or they intended to use that information, if it were available, to help choose which sites they would prefer not to entrust with their confidential and personal data.
This information is readily available . . .
While I was at it, I added a few additional features . . .
Additional applications for ID Serve:
That's all there is to it.
If you are concerned about the potential lack of security of some commercial web sites, or if you are just curious about the identity of web and non-web Internet servers, ID Serve can provide that information quickly and easily. If you have been looking for a simple way to track down the domain names belonging to IP addresses (for example, for IP addresses appearing in your personal firewall logs), ID Serve will do that job as well.
I hope you will find ID Serve to be fun to use, useful and reliable.
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