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Old 08-14-2004, 22:01   #9
Join Date: Jan 2000
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Re: how can i find out what OS a server is running?

Originally posted by David_G17
someone posted this in a chat room i visited:

and i'd like to 1.) validate that it's true and 2.) find out what the NSA's web server is.

(btw, the guy who said it is pro-microsoft)
As HerrGlock had suggested, Netcraft is a good resource for this type of information, but all that it's really doing is reading the HTTP header, which can be done via a number of methods. Usually, telnetting to port 80 and directly issuing a HEAD request is easiest.
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