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How To Know If The webserver is Windows or linux


New member
Oct 20, 2016
1) Goto the link below and find the IP Address of the
website you want to gather information about. You may do this by writing
its name in the Get IP box

You must reply before you can see the hidden data contained here.
(This step was optional just to tell you that it can be done this way also):p

2)Goto run->type CMD

IN CMD type

ping Target _Website_Name . For Eg- ping google.com


ping target_website/computer_ip_address . For Eg:-

Now you will see several ping requests coming

Ping Google Server

We Are interested in seeing the TTL time which you can see at the end of each request in ping.


1) If TTL <64 then the server is Linux based

2) If TTL>64 but <128 then the server is Windows bsaed

3) TTL>128 Mac and others.

From the above screenshot, it is clear that the servers of google are linux based.

Note:- In some Cases you may not get ping replies ( Eg.
you try it on your friend’s PC ). Now This can have two reasons, The
server is down ie.. The machine is not connected to internet. Else the
most common reason, The Firewall is protecting that PC and is not
allowing your request to access that system.