In the last few months I’ve become increasingly concerned about the growing number of sites that seem to have no idea what they are doing when they go on to infect other sites.
These sites are typically either completely unauthenticated (which is bad), completely unencrypted (which makes them very vulnerable to the Apache Hashing Toolkit), or use a third-party service that offers the possibility of being “authenticated”.
In the latter case, the server is not just an unauthentic one but also one that may have compromised the authentication credentials of other sites that are running on it.
To help ensure that the site you are visiting does not become compromised, I’ve decided to set up a simple web server that can be used to store the log files of all the sites I visit on a daily basis.
In this post, I will explain how I have setup this simple web service.
In the next section, I’ll show you how you can automate the process of running the server on any machine and deploy it on your own servers.
I will also show you the way to set your own personal credentials, so that the web server is always on your machine.
The Server setup First, we will need to install the Apache HTTP Server on our computer.
Once you have the Apache web server installed, open a command prompt and type: cd /var/www/html/server This will launch the Apache HTML Server.
In your browser, type the following: http://localhost:8000/server/index.html You should see the following output: The Apache server can now be started by running: chmod +x /var-http-server/server.d.html After the server starts, you will be presented with a list of all HTTP headers.
Here are the headers that are relevant to us.
The first two, Accept and Authorization, are used to allow your browser to communicate with the server.
Next is the Authorization header, which is used to indicate that the server has read and processed the request.
Finally, the Accept header, or the “Server-side” header, is used by the server to tell the browser that the request is allowed.
If you do not know what a “Server” is, here are some examples.
A server is a computer that is running a web application.
This server is running Apache.
In this example, the browser is Apache and we are on the server, not a web server.
To test that the browser has successfully sent the request, click the link that says “Send HTTP” at the bottom of the screen.
After you click the button, the page will load.
Now we will configure the web service on the web host.
The host configuration The web host configuration is important because we will be using Apache in this tutorial to serve our web site.
To do this, open your terminal and type the command: nano /etc/hosts Now type the line that starts “/etc/” in the following order: 127.0.0