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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] unknown requests from localhost/127.0.0.1
Date Tue, 06 Feb 2007 19:55:35 GMT
On 2/6/07, Coach-X <coachx@pwx.net> wrote:
> Just updated apache from 2.0.59 to 2.2.4.  Server is running fine but
> the log file shows hundreds of request like the following in the main
> access log:
>
> 127.0.0.1 - - [06/Feb/2007:14:33:29 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 325
> 127.0.0.1 - - [06/Feb/2007:14:33:37 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 325
> 127.0.0.1 - - [06/Feb/2007:14:33:38 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 325
> 127.0.0.1 - - [06/Feb/2007:14:33:39 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 325
>
> I cannot seem to figure out why the localhost is requesting itself??  I
> have never seen this using 2.0, and have not had any luck finding out
> why it is happening.  I thought it might be tomcat/mod_jk, but I shut
> tomcat down and the requests still continued.

These are sent by the server itself to "wake up" child process for
graceful restarts and similar things.  They can be safely ignored.
(If you were logging the user-agent, you would see a note about what
they are.)

Joshua.

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