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    ive been looking for a program that will show the directories on a site instead of the html file, kind of like what you get when you open a directory without an index.html and the apache list comes up. i have no idea what these are called and tried a few times to search google but i never came up with anything. it seems like it would be a simple enough program....any help/points in the right direction is appreciated. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ats1080 View Post
    ive been looking for a program that will show the directories on a site instead of the html file, kind of like what you get when you open a directory without an index.html and the apache list comes up. i have no idea what these are called and tried a few times to search google but i never came up with anything. it seems like it would be a simple enough program....any help/points in the right direction is appreciated. thanks
    That's generally able to be done when someone setting up the webserver turns on Directory Browsing by mistake. I don't know of any external program that will do that, as they would have to be able to 'browse' the directory structure, which should be turned off in most cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    That's generally able to be done when someone setting up the webserver turns on Directory Browsing by mistake. I don't know of any external program that will do that, as they would have to be able to 'browse' the directory structure, which should be turned off in most cases.
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    ok, thanks. im in need of a way to find directories on a web server. how would this be done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ats1080 View Post
    ok, thanks. im in need of a way to find directories on a web server. how would this be done?
    Log onto the console of the webserver and browse through with whatever file browsing tool is installed.
    A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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    As stated, unless Directory Browsing is turned on the root directory, and ALL subdirectories, you won't be able to get a complete directory listing. One way that you might be able to get some of the directory listing would be to use a tool such as wikto, which can brute force and extrapolate directories from html pages. (Assuming you are doing this remotely, and not locally on the target machine itself)

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    isn't it illegal ? we do not support this kind of actions here
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    Try the SiteExplorer in FlashGet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atarii View Post
    Try the SiteExplorer in FlashGet
    thanks, ill give it a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamanvirtuel View Post
    isn't it illegal ? we do not support this kind of actions here
    How would retreiving a list of directories and directoy contents from a web server be illegal?

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