View Full Version : Useless trivia

01-15-2008, 04:55 PM
Hi all ...

Append the following nameless GET var to the end of any php URL:


(Doesn't work with every PHP installation)

E.g.: http://www.codingforums.com/?=PHPE9568F36-D428-11d2-A769-00AA001ACF42


(It's funny what you find when you're bored!)

01-15-2008, 06:36 PM
awesome !! B)

01-15-2008, 07:01 PM
I have seen that before. Some people refer to it as the Easter Egg of PHP, or something along those lines.

anyway, if you're still bored, you may wish to check these out as well.



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01-15-2008, 07:04 PM

but is that serious security issue, or just playing arround :confused:

01-15-2008, 07:11 PM
Not a security issue at all....unless you believe that hiding PHP as the underlying processing language is a security bonus.

The code is generated by an undocumented PHP function called php_egg_logo_guid() and just like any function, I guess you can disable it in php.ini file if you have access to it...or perhaps compile PHP from source if you know the howto.

Just found a link which explains how to disable this function


01-15-2008, 10:39 PM
Never knew that one.

01-16-2008, 12:13 AM
hehe, then cool, i never knew that one, i hope one day i'm gonna be guru laughing at the kids learning PHP with that link. i'm sure not gonna disable it, couse after all that are credits to PHP developers :)

01-16-2008, 12:14 AM
You got to wonder if that brings up any overhead.

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