[thelist] determine if a server is running unix

bruce bedouglas at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 18 21:49:03 CST 2005


i have no idea what you;r etrying to ask....

if you want to know how to find out what a server is running, it's
impossible if the user has disabled the ability for the server to return
that information. however, if you search google, you'll find certain tools
that you can use  to hit a server with. some of these tools return the
variant of web server/os, if the server is configured to return this

php can be run on both windows/linux/unix/solaris web servers.

does this help?

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Subject: [thelist] determine if a server is running unix


Is there a way to remotely tell if an intranet's server is running some form
of UNIX or not? I get a chance to work on an online database application, IF
they have MySQL/PHP running, or at least the potential.

I had someone upload a info.php file with the <?php phpinfo() ?> in it, but
it only printed that to the web page. Does that automatically mean the
server does NOT have PHP installed, or isn't even a unix server?? a windows
server could no way run that file, right?

Sorry for such a dumb question, I just can't seem to figure this out.

As always, TIA.

-Roger Harness

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