Change Apache version string

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Tue Feb 8 03:11:29 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Pat Maddox
> Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 1:59 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Change Apache version string
> I've got mod_php installed as well as mod_jk, so whenever there's a
> 404 Apache displays
> Apache/2.0.52 (FreeBSD) PHP/4.3.10 mod_jk/1.2.6
> I'm not sure if I'm being overly paranoid, but I don't really like the
> fact that all that info gets displayed.  Is there any way I can change
> Apache's version string, like I can with any ftp or smtp daemon?

Real crackers don't pay attention to the version strings, if they
are going to probe your server, they are going to throw all known
cracks at it.


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