[Techtalk] help! security experts

Kai MacTane kmactane at GothPunk.com
Mon Aug 26 11:06:04 EST 2002

At 8/26/02 06:03 AM , Jenn Vesperman wrote:

>So basically, they're asking for the base directory of the website, with
>certain parameters. I suspect the parameters mean something to some
>webservers - it looks to me like it might be a probe of the webserver.

For Apache, at least, you can use those to specify how the directory output 
is sorted. N, D, M and S stand for Name, Description, Modified (i.e., "last 
modification date"), and Size; the A and D that are used as values mean 
Ascending and Descending sort order.

                                                 --Kai MacTane
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  Every night I burn,/Every night I fall again..."
                                                 --The Cure,

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