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Subject [Httpd Wiki] Update of "ProxyAbuse" by TimBannister
Date Sat, 13 Oct 2012 18:04:39 GMT
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The "ProxyAbuse" page has been changed by TimBannister:

Explained meaning of 200 code

  {{{ - - [25/Jul/2002:12:48:04 -0700] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200
+ For this log line, the ''200'' code (second to last field in this example) indicates that
the proxy request was successful.
  This is usually the result of malicious clients trying to exploit open proxy servers to
access a website without revealing their true location. They could be doing this to manipulate
pay-per-click ad systems, to add comment or link-spam to someone else's site, or just to do
something nasty without being detected.

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