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

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CHAPTER 12

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IIS and ModSecurity

Introduction

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is a web server available on all versions of Windows Server, as well as on the various Windows desktop systems. It is considered a server role, and is installed using the roles and features components on Windows Server. As a web server, IIS can run multiple web sites on multiple ports using multiple protocols. It can also be managed locally or remotely through the graphical tool IIS Manager. Configuration information is stored in .xml configuration files, which can be manipulated with command-line tools. Access to IIS web sites can be controlled in a number ...

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