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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Ignore requests
Date Tue, 10 May 2005 16:26:37 GMT
On 5/9/05, Joel Bjurström <> wrote:
> I've been a victim for this annoying /sumthin-attack, I get quite a
> few requests for that dir, that's very annoying, 'cause my (not very
> silent) dot-matrix printer is printing my error_log ;)
> So now i wonder if i can make apache simply ignore requests for
> /sumthin, so it gives no http-header, nothing.
> Now I'm using "Redirect gone /sumthin" in my .htaccess, so I don't get
> any errors in error_log, but it would (IMO) be better to just drop the
> request. Is that possible?

No.  Apache doesn't drop requests.

I think you are addressing the problem from the wrong angle.  Your
problem is a very bad log management system.  If you managed your logs
more efficiently, these requests wouldn't be a problem.


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