Ubuntu Forums - FYI

Patrick Asselman iceblink at seti.nl
Tue Jul 23 07:02:31 UTC 2013

On 2013-07-23 05:54, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 07/22/2013 01:29 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 22/07/13 01:50, Matthew Sturdy wrote:
>>> On 21 July 2013 11:25, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au
>>> <mailto:blchupin at iinet.net.au>> wrote:
>>>     What I am surprised about is that I would have expected an
>>>     avalanche of posts stating that vBulletin is being run on a 
>>> server
>>>     using Linux but so far no one has come up with such an 
>>> assurance
>>>     which indicates to me that Windows is involved.
>>> looks like Ubuntu from here:
>>> $ curl -I �http://ubuntuforums.org/
>>> HTTP/1.1 302 Found
>>> Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:49:25 GMT
>>> *Server: Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu)*
>>> Location: http://ubuntuforums.org/announce.html
>>> Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
>>   Interesting in that just before I went to bed I had a browse thru 
>> the
>> vBulletin site and found the entry that (paraphrased as I didn't 
>> capture
>> it, silly me), "At the present time Apache is not supported". 
>> However,
>> just now as I was about to reply I went back to get a snapshot of 
>> what I
>> read last night to quote here and that entry had disappeared!
>> However, what you show above does not negate the possibility that
>> Windows is being used because Apache is also available for Windows. 
>> And
>> the "(Ubuntu)" after the "Apache/2.2.22" is only the title given to 
>> the
>> forum.
>>I< mentioned that they use proprietary software and when I went to 
>> that vendor's site, it advertised only Windows at the time.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vbulletino
> ...it started as a Win project, and I don't see where anything
> loosely related to Linux is mentioned in that article. "On 22 July
> 2010 the BBC reported that there was a serious flaw in vBulletin
> software that allows anyone to easily access the database username 
> and
> password" That was a year ago. I would like to think that any Open
> Source offering would have a hole like that patched within a day or
> so. Ric
> --
> My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
> "There are two Great Sins in the world...
> ..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
> Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
> /https://linuxcounter.net/cert/44256.png /

There is a big hint in the summary box (right top corner):

Developer(s): Internet Brands, vBulletin Solutions
Initial release: 2000
Stable release: 5.0.2 (May 9, 2013; 2 months ago) [±]
Written in: PHP
Operating system: Cross-platform

                    ^^^^^^^^^^^  !

Best regards,

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