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Think webserver, and you'll probably think of Apache or Microsoft, or maybe Nginx, but Shodan's database of nearly 144 million webservers shows that they're not the only ones out there – not by a long shot.According to Shodan, Microsoft's Internet Information Server, or IIS, runs about 8.5 million web servers, but that's dwarfed by one most people have never heard of: Allegro Software Development's Rom Pager, which runs on more than 22 million machines.When it's winter in the Northern Hemisphere where the puffins live, it's summer for the penguins in the Southern Hemisphere.
The project is nearly a decade-old now, and Matherly – the son of an executive at a Swiss medical device manufacturer – says it has completely changed the way he thinks about the internet.
"They put these things online and you don't find them on Google.
Therefore, you should be able to find them and anybody who does is trying to hack their network," Matherly says.
Using Shodan, he's taken a tour of a Scottish country house, explored a stationary GPS receiver in Alaska, and even examined the control panel for a swimming pool.
"It's like looking at a street or a set of the buildings, but not from the front," he says.
Shodan's probes cycle through internet protocol addresses.