[Catalyst] Can you tell if a server is running Catalyst?

Ryan god at detz.net
Wed May 17 17:02:03 CEST 2006

I know of a new large website that has launched that uses Catalyst but I
don't want to release that information if it's not available otherwise.
So since there is no way to tell I guess it will stay a secret...I
wanted to share to let you guys know that this company thinks catalyst
is worth using though.

On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 09:56 -0500, Brandon Black wrote:
> On 5/17/06, John Napiorkowski <jjn1056 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hmm, I guess there is no other way other than to write
> > the web admin of the site in question (if her email is
> > even listed).  Actually it's probably good that
> > catalyst apps are just web apps that blend in to web
> > standards.  You can always tell when people are using
> > asp.net because of all the .aspx files and so forth
> > but web best practices say that uris should be
> > meaningful and there should be no file extensions.  So
> > Catalyst makes it easy to have this good practice and
> > in general you can't tell it's catalyst just by
> > looking at the type of URL's or by viewing the source
> > code.  --john
> >
> You might be able to tell heuristically by using archive.org to
> determine how quickly they were able to make changes and add new
> features to their app :)
> -- Brandon
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