HTTP/1.1 — STOP; HTTP/1.0 — GO!

Mostly Hacking

Here’s something I came across not too long ago that I thought was a bit odd. An externally accessible web server was being protected by what appeared to be Cisco’s web filtering technology. This was strange because it is the kind of thing one would expect to see on an internal network, restricting access to the outside world. Protecting servers that still require access from the Internet by authorized users is generally done by things like firewalls, IP address whitelists, and VPNs. I believe this was a case of misuse of technology. An attempt to make something work in a way that was not intended. However, that is my job and it is the opposite of what network/systems administrators should be doing when implementing solutions.

Access was denied and a scary sounding message « Access to this destination is not allowed due to a possible malware threat » was presented when trying…

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