DeferWelcome [ DeferWelcome on|off]
server config, <VirtualHost>, <Global>
0.99.0 and later
The DeferWelcome directive configures a master or virtual server to delay transmitting the ServerName and address to new connections, until a client has successfully authenticated. If enabled, the initial welcome message will be exceedingly generic and will not give away any type of information about the host that the daemon is actively running on. This can be used by security-conscious administrators to limit the amount of "probing" possible from non-trusted networks/hosts.