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Masking the way Windows 2003 web server looks to crackers.

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I want my 2003 IIS 6 web server to look like a Linux server or another server for that matter when people are scanning and probing the network. Is this possible?
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Thank you for the help.

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Ugrum is right

OS fingerprinting goes down to the very way in which certin IP packets are responded to - and while it is possible to change that what usually happens is you end up with a duff TCP stack :(

To be honest why would you want to hide it? IIS 6, when properly set up, behind a firewall and well patched is extremely secure and superior in terms of speed and functionality to best of the competitors.

If you want to protect against scans and probes (as you put it!) then install and properly configure a firewall, I recommend you look at www.kerio.com for some of the best personal and enterprise firewall software on the market today.

Cheers

JamesDS

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Thank you JamesDS for your insight as well.
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