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What is the meaning of a publicly known server

While I know dslreports.com is an example of a publicly known server, what is the meaning of a publicly known server?

Thank you


Ray
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I would think it was any server that is accessible by the general public and/or discoverable via search engines (for http/www). In other words, something that doesn't require special measures like a VPN connection to reach.

The term is very generic, and is open to broad interpretation.
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I would think it was any server that is discoverable via search engines that is accessible by the general public.

That makes sense.

said by Ray:

The term is very generic, and is open to broad interpretation.

Why is that?

Thank you.
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Ray
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Because there are a lot of different kind of servers, but fairly straightforward if limited mainly to web. By "known", is it famous, comes up in a Google search, your cousin's cat website?
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dib22

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said by Ray:

. By "known", is it famous, comes up in a Google search, your cousin's cat website?

If a website crashes and no one is there to notice, was it ever known?


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said by anon user :

publicly known server

Never ran across that phase before - some context would be useful.

First thing that comes to mind is whether the server is accessible via the Internet or limited to internal corporate or personal use. For example: we have several servers on our home LAN that are limited to devices on the LAN, outside access is prohibited.

/tom


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said by tschmidt:

said by anon user :

publicly known server

Never ran across that phase before - some context would be useful.

I would think that they are talking about the post by nwrickert (DSLR user #1070900) in DSLR (dslreports.com) Forums >Broadband Tech > Security > Security > DMZ and portforwarding are equally dangerous? on 2010-08-21 at 13:53:23 / 1:53 pm EST.
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anon user

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said by aefstoggaflm:

said by tschmidt:

said by anon user :

publicly known server

Never ran across that phase before - some context would be useful.

I would think that they are talking about the post by nwrickert (DSLR user #1070900) in DSLR (dslreports.com) Forums >Broadband Tech > Security > Security > DMZ and portforwarding are equally dangerous? on 2010-08-21 at 13:53:23 / 1:53 pm EST.

That is exactly right.


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Basically anything you find on Goole is a public server.

Some may still be found on Google with work through links.... semi private, and then there are those totally off the grid... only privately accessible and PW and or IP/MAC protected.
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