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Cyber Operations: Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks by Mike O’ Leary

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CHAPTER 11

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Apache and ModSecurity

Introduction

Apache is arguably the most significant web server, indeed the May 2015 Netcraft survey reports that Apache runs 49% of the top million busiest sites, with Nginx reporting 22% and Microsoft 12%.

This chapter shows how to install and configure Apache on a range of Linux systems. Apache is a modular system; one module controls how Apache reports its status, which can be done through the command line or provided to visitors of the web site. Apache has another module that when enabled allows each user on the system to build their own web site within their home directory. One way Apache provides dynamic ...

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