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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] unknow sites found in access_log?
Date Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:45:41 GMT
On 8/30/06, Bing Du <bdu@iastate.edu> wrote:
> >> See:
> >> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/misc/FAQ.html#proxyscan
> >>
> >> Joshua.
> >
> > Aha!  Just looking at the question itself already makes me feel like
> > finding out a long lost friend.  I'm reading the answer now.  Thanks a
> > lot!
> >
>
> I'm now confused by what the pointer says:
>
> 'Therefore you can compare the size of the file (1456 in the above
> example) to the size of the corresponding file in your default server. If
> they are the same, then the proxy attempt failed, since a document from
> your server was delivered, not a document from www.yahoo.com.'
>
> In our situation, proxy is not on.  There are no corresponding files
> (4021489C329206511 and 3467595C1541548350) on our web server for the
> following requests.  So the following attempts actually succeeded??
>
> ==
> 222.185.24.17 - - [30/Aug/2006:08:37:57 -0500] "GET
> http://ad.zanox.com/ppv/?4021489C329206511 HTTP/1.0" 200 889
> "http://www.gamestart.info" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.02; Windows
> 98)"
>
> 222.185.24.17 - - [30/Aug/2006:08:38:03 -0500] "GET
> http://ad.zanox.com/ppv/?3467595C1541548350 HTTP/1.0" 200 889
> "http://www.interstfree.com" "Mozilla/4.5 [en] (Win98; I)"

The part after the ? is the query string, not the filename.  Do you
have a directory "ppv" on your server?  If so, this might be normal.
If not, you are either proxying requests or you are returning 200
(success) status codes for requests to non-existant files.  Either
way, you have a problem.

Joshua.

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