Abyss Web Server?



  • Hi,

    one of my clients called me because "server is slow[er than usual]". At the site I find that they not only reinstalled ubuntu on top of the original setup, but they had an open mail server (seems to be the norm lately) and also replaced lighttpd with 'abyssws', a web server I never heard of before that is made somewhere in Tunisia.

    So, while I reimage the box and grease the RG58 whip I started to wonder... Is it 'evil'?, for any interpretation of evil.



  • The web server looks legit. But is it properly licensed, or did "nephew" install the free personal version?



  • @spamcourt said:

    ...and also replaced lighttpd with 'abyssws', a web server I never heard of before that is made somewhere in Tunisia.
     

    Tunisia?  That can't be right.  I always heard it as "Abyss Irish Webserver".



  • @blakeyrat said:

    The web server looks legit.

    I thought the same, but so do a lot of fake antivirus. Lucky me it's not my problem.

    @blakeyrat said:

    But is it properly licensed, or did "nephew" install the free personal version?

    Properly licensed? Haaa, funny. The free version of course. I wish every day could start as good as this one.



  • @da Doctah said:

    @spamcourt said:

    ...and also replaced lighttpd with 'abyssws', a web server I never heard of before that is made somewhere in Tunisia.
     

    Tunisia?  That can't be right.  I always heard it as "Abyss Irish Webserver".

    Sadly no girl. But the site says boldly:

    Aprelium is a privately held company founded in 2001.
    Its headquarters are located in Tunis, Tunisia.
    [...]
    Autres Mentions Légales:
    Conformément à la loi française n°2004-275 pour la
    Confiance dans l'Economie Numérique, nous publions
    les informations d'identification du présent site:
    
    Aprelium SARL
    21, Rue 7400, El Manar 1, Tunis, 2092, Tunisie
    +216-71-883-685
    Responsable de la rédaction: Khaled SMACHE
    


    Not that it makes me feel better about it.



  • @spamcourt said:

    Properly licensed? Haaa, funny.

    Well then, problem solved.



  • The server is OK for what I know. Though I mostly know it as a small and easily to configure web server you can install on your PC if you e.g. want to play around with DynDNS in your free time. I haven't heard of it actually being used in corporate settings.

    Sounds exactly like the kind of thing the nephew-who-knows-about-computers would install.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @spamcourt said:

    Responsable de la rédaction: Khaled SMACHE
    Dude, it's written by a dude named Khaled. Software written by dudes named Khaled is always good.

    Reference: mIRC



  • @Weng said:

    @spamcourt said:

    Responsable de la rédaction: Khaled SMACHE
    Dude, it's written by a dude named Khaled. Software written by dudes named Khaled is always good.

    Reference: mIRC

     

     


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