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From "Christian Gross" <>
Subject Re: We're all going to die
Date Tue, 20 Aug 1996 11:33:48 GMT

I have had a problem like that once before.  It happened about a year ago
when I beta testing the IIS 1.0.  The problem was when the Netscape browser
called a specific file on the IIS.  It would call the file, but over and
over again.  It was kinda funny to see.  I never did find out what the
solution was.  I just reported the bug and that was the end of it.  One
thing that I did test was the same file configuration with different web
servers.  They all worked.  It was only the Netscape browser IIS server
combination that collapsed.  

Christian Gross
phone 0041.1.492.7827
fax 0041.1.492.7757

> From: Rob Hartill <>
> To: apache <>
> Subject: We're all going to die
> Date: 20 August 1996 12:05
> Remember my mail about a compuserve robot the other day?
> Well I have another one now, which looks identical which is
> coming from a different address. It requests 4 GIF icons over
> and over for hours and hours (different 4 gifs to compuserve)
> Now, with MSIE 3.0 and NS 3.0 just hitting the streets, I'm suspicious
> that this could be the sign of a broken browser.
> If it is, the net's in for a rough ride over the coming weeks/months
> because these things are going to become very common and will probably
> affect more than just my site.
> Latest offender:
> Name:
> Address:
> grep -c $LOGS/access_log
> 20981
> in 4 hours, which makes it a rapid fire, non-stop attack. It ignores 403
> and even the server being down completely.
> ..still waiting for a response from both sites as to what happened.
> rob
> -- 
> Rob Hartill (
> The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
>            ...more movie info than you can poke a stick at.

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