Web Server Fingerprint

It was only a matter of time until the first queries for tools like https://www.shodan.io to search for Home Assistant instances showed up.

To get an idea about how your Home Assistant instance looks to a network scanner, you can use nmap. The nmap tool is already available if you are using the nmap device tracker.

$ nmap -sV -p 8123 --script=http-title,http-headers

Starting Nmap 7.12 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2016-10-06 10:01 CEST
Nmap scan report for (
Host is up (0.00011s latency).
8123/tcp open  http    CherryPy wsgiserver
| http-headers: 
|   Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
|   Content-Length: 4309
|   Connection: close
|   Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:01:31 GMT
|   Server: Home Assistant
|_  (Request type: GET)
|_http-server-header: Home Assistant
|_http-title: Home Assistant

Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at https://nmap.org/submit/ .
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 6.70 seconds