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Old 12-30-2004, 09:15 AM   #1
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Removing security features of apache = vulnerability?

I'm using a machine behind a router firewall as a development machine. I'm wondering if (while logged on as a normal user) removing the security functions of apache would leave me open for any vulnerabilities, even though I'm only using it for localhost testing (not remote access).
Old 12-30-2004, 09:54 AM   #2
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If Apache is truly only listening on, than you should be OK. If Apache is listening on your local IP (e.g., then you would be vulnerable. Run netstat -ln. If you see something like "" or "," you would be vulnerable. If, however, you see "," you should be OK.

Also, why do you want to do this? Perhaps it would be better to start with what you are trying to accomplish.


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