By the way, the following search currently returns 35 results in Google today...
.. but I bet in a week or two, it will be a lot more than just 35!
Now the dog’s not the only image showing in this Easter Egg. There’s also:
Apparently, the dog is no security issue as it only shows if the “expose_php” setting is turned on in the php.ini file (so you can’t abuse this to find out if a given page is PHP-driven, unless the page expose this information via its HTTP headers anyway****). But I can already imagine some tricksters sending around emails asking, “Hey, what’s that dog doing on your server?”, pointing to the query-stringed URL, and resulting in panicked late-night calls to the respective webmaster. Then again, the dog looks just so innocent... who would get mad at it?
*At the very least version 4 and higher.
**Not sure if the “42” in the end of the query-string is a coincidence.
***The PHP group is cited to consist of Thies C. Arntzen, Stig Bakken, Shane Caraveo, Andi Gutmans, Rasmus Lerdorf, Sam Ruby, Sascha Schumann, Zeev Suraski, Jim Winstead, and Andrei Zmievski.
**** For example my forum sends out an HTTP header reading “X-Powered-By => PHP/5.1.1”.
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