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RE: [suse-security] Apache access_log Questions
  • From: "Dwight Victor" <dvictor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 01:53:38 -1000
  • Message-id: <000301c35435$b85872b0$1a00a8c0@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hello list,

I believe I've found the answer (actually, from a previous post to this
list...should have done my search first...oh well):

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From: rich_b_nz@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:rich_b_nz@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2003 1:16 AM
To: suse-security@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [suse-security] apache log "GET";

Someone is seeing if your apache will proxy for them. If you are using
hosting, and have a default virtual host set, it likely returned that.

>Hello, in my apache log I find
>**.**.***.*** - - [08/Feb/2003:21:23:46 +0100] "GET
> HTTP/1.1" 200 362
>What is happening here? I don't host an irc server. How can apache return
>a page that does not exist but is a website or irc server ((as judged by
>the 200 response)? Is this an error in my setup? Thanks, Ruud

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-----Original Message-----
From: Dwight Victor [mailto:dvictor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2003 1:33 AM
To: suse-security@xxxxxxxx
Subject: [suse-security] Apache access_log Questions

Hello list,

Today I've received this log entry in my /var/log/httpd/access_log file: - - [27/Jul/2003:01:09:15 -1000] "GET
HTTP/1.1" 200 18960

I do not have a corresponding error message in my /var/log/httpd/error.log
(Apache server response 200, which means that this request was "ok").

The originating IP address appears to be forged. I'm not sure what kind of
site is cause it's all in Chinese.

Question # 1: Is my Apache server being misused?

Question # 2: Should I be concerned?

Question # 3: How did they format this request

Question # 4: What can I do to prevent this from occurring again?

Thanks in advance,


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