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I am currently developing an ASP.NET web site using SQL Server as the backend database. Has anyone come across a 'Powered By SQL Server' icon that I can freely use on my web site? Or failing that just a good SQL Server graphic around 80-130 x 30-40 pixels in size.
ASKED: May 17, 2004  9:50 PM
UPDATED: May 20, 2004  11:01 PM

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Not intended as a non-answer, but have you considered _not_ advertising the database that’s backing your website?

Is it just me, or are “powered by” graphics best left to corporations touting their own products or to open-source advocates upping their geek factor (and simultaneously advertising open-source)?

I shy away from advertising the software I’m using, especially on a public website, as it gives hackers one less obvious indication of where to start hacking.

Besides, ever since “Slammer”, touting SQL Server as your db back end doesn’t exactly inspire confidence :-) … unless you’re throwing down the gauntlet and showing just how stable and hackproof SQL+ASP.Net can be.

And I say all this as a SQL Server DBA.

-John

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  • Cballinger
    I'd agree with the previous response. The less you do to advertise anything about the underlying structure of your web site the better off you are. Since most hackers don't work they have little to do all day but create new ways to bring your site down or corrupt it, don't really need to be giving them any advantage. Such is the way of the web these days..
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    I'd agree with the previous response. The less you do to advertise anything about the underlying structure of your web site the better off you are. Since most hackers don't work they have little to do all day but create new ways to bring your site down or corrupt it, don't really need to be giving them any advantage. Such is the way of the web these days..
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  • EXPERTJohnBrandt
    I agree, but only to the extent it is a Microsoft product. IIS and SQL are a hacker's dream. I have a few sites that still have the "Powered by AS/400" and iSeries logos, but only because IBM gives us a break by putting the logo up. None of them have ever been compromised, although almost every IIS and SQL customer has been compromised at least once.
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  • Shandy
    I appreciate your concerns about not putting a Powered By SQL Server logo on my web site and for production web sites I'm right with you. However, this is for my own personal web site and humour me. I want the logo on there ;-) If some sad hacker wants to hack my personal web site he's more than welcome. At least the time spent hacking my web site will mean less time spent hacking a production one :-) I always keep backups anyway so I'd just restore any files that were damages.
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  • MisterMac
    Ditto with regards to the hacking concerns. (Wow, can you tell that I don't have anything original to say?)
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