Posted on 2004-09-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
With IIS 6 is it possible to restrict the header information which is provided to the client?

For example if I have a site configured and perform a wget -S, I get

 1 HTTP/1.1 200 OK
 2 Content-Type: text/html
 3 Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0                         <<<---- I want to suppress this
 4 Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 21:09:09 GMT
 5 Connection: close

If it's at all possible.


Joe G.

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humeniuk earned 125 total points
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The best way I know of to do it is with software called ServerMask from Port 80 Software (see
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I think it may not possible to do that, until unless you use third party utilities to do that as humeniuk
 says. And if there is anyway, i will also learn new thing from this...


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jgrossiord earned 125 total points
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you cannot do that with IIS6 alone but you can download MS URLScan 2.5 (free) which have this capability (read the "RemoveServerHeader" section of the comparaison table on


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I do agree, I think you can consider this question closed.


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