Definition of misconfigure in English:



[with object]often as adjective misconfigured
  • Configure (a system or part of it) incorrectly.

    ‘misconfigured Windows systems’
    • ‘If the network is misconfigured, the problem can be corrected before the customer is affected.’
    • ‘You can always make a separate FTP directory if you want, but this way lets people use HTTP to get files from your server if they're behind a misconfigured firewall that doesn't let FTP connections through.’
    • ‘But they're sometimes misconfigured to accept and forward connections from the outside as well, allowing anyone on the Internet to route through the proxy with a simple browser configuration change.’
    • ‘Inexperienced network administrators can easily misconfigure operating systems and firewall applications, or install them using default configurations.’
    • ‘When something goes wrong and elements are misconfigured, service providers have very few reliable methods of isolating and identifying the location and source of the network breakdown.’