Server header describes the
software used by the origin server that handled the request — that is, the server that
generated the response.
Warning: Avoid overly-detailed
Server values, as they can reveal information that
may make it (slightly) easier for attackers to exploit known security holes.
A name of the software or the product that handled the request. Usually in a format similar to
How much detail to include is an interesting balance to strike; exposing the OS version
is probably a bad idea, as mentioned in the earlier warning about overly-detailed
values. However, exposed Apache versions helped browsers to work around a bug of the
Range in combination.
Server: Apache/2.4.1 (Unix)
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