httpd-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Sander Holthaus - Orange XL" <i...@orangexl.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Iraq war. Side effect on my logs.
Date Tue, 25 Mar 2003 15:12:57 GMT
While it is very kind of you to share this information with us, it is just
not appropriate here (take a look at webmasterworld.com to find and post
this kind of information) .

Please stick to questions and comments directly related to the Apache
Webserver.

Kind Regards,
Sander Holthaus

----- Original Message -----
From: <JawjB@aol.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 5:15 AM
Subject: [users@httpd] Iraq war. Side effect on my logs.


> Over the last week the number of hits to one page in my site increased
> dramatically. From about 10 a day to over 1000,
>
> I only relate this story out of interest as the one thing you learn in
this
> buisiness is that there is always another new problem or bug out there
> waiting to bite you on the bum.
>
> On deciding to check my logs for some sort of DOS attack or malformed
spider
> I couldn't find anything useful.
>
> No IP visited over 30 times, no special spider. In fact the pattern
appeared
> random with only a few having a REFER entry and only a few from search
> engines.
>
> The only significant entry was fro a news organisation ntk.net with about
25%.
>
> I then looked at the page in questio as this is a 'Holiday Home Exchange
> Site'  and not particlularly newsworthy.
>
> And now a small glimmer of understanding dawned.
>
> The page for the offer of a Home Swap, which has existed for 3 years,
> displayed the details of a house in Baghdad
> The home,town and area descriptions contain words like 'airport'', 'full
> security', ' guard', 'American'  all in an inauspicious context.
>
> The only conclusion I can draw, as I don't think that anyone really wants
to
> home swap to Baghdad at the moment, is that there is a lot of information
> stored 'out there somewhere' that we don't know much about and a lot of
very
> busy agencies (800 different IP hits).
>
> So what moral can I draw.
> 1. Whenever you go looking for the expected always be prepared for the
> unexpected.
> 2. Big brother (or Junior in this case) is watching over us.
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
> See <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/userslist.html> for more info.
> To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe@httpd.apache.org
>    "   from the digest: users-digest-unsubscribe@httpd.apache.org
> For additional commands, e-mail: users-help@httpd.apache.org
>
>
>


---------------------------------------------------------------------
The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
See <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/userslist.html> for more info.
To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe@httpd.apache.org
   "   from the digest: users-digest-unsubscribe@httpd.apache.org
For additional commands, e-mail: users-help@httpd.apache.org


Mime
View raw message