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How to hide website hosted on a web server

Discussion in 'Networks' started by HTF, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. HTF

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    Hello,

    I found a website where I can check sites hosted on a web server by entering a domain or IP address http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/web-sites-on-web-server/, how can I hide my websites so the wont be visible like also information about the server, like that is IIS, windows ect.?
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009
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  2. dazza786

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    A: you cannot... keeping them internal will reduce the risk of somebody obtaining that information
     
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  3. jackd

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    If you use apache, you can hide the version number in the headers and on server generated pages by putting

    Code:
    ServerTokens Prod
    ServerSignature Off
    
    Into one of the config files. You could probably hide it completely if you modified the source and compiled it.
    No idea about IIS though :P
     
  4. Boycie
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    Is there any reason why this is a problem? Wasn't aware of this site up until now, but if you subscribe to the domain whois tools service, i believe they can tell you how many websites a person or company has registered (and more) so this information is readily available one way or the other.

    Boyce
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
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  5. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Based on that link it’s just a reverse DNS lookup on the IP address of the URL. Therefore it looks to be impossible to “hide” the website.

    Why would you want to anyway? Websites are meant to be browsed to....
     
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