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From "Macks, Aaron" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Full Request URI in access_log
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2011 18:23:14 GMT

I've seen urls with .... in the middle coming from some BBS systems as referrers.  it seems
some of the software condenses the url in the display, but sets the link target to the full
one.  I think then users quote that post and the target gets confused into the http://foo...html

Maybe a bad crawler is picking up the ... urls also


On Apr 5, 2011, at 2:19 PM, Chad Morland wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Yehuda Katz <> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM, Chad Morland <> wrote:
> I've got a domain hosted on one of our servers that seems to be getting a ton of junk
traffic from Bit Torrent clients. 
> The request that is showing up in my access_log is:
> /announce...cedc031275%20430?info_hash=%CE%0Az%19%3C%3B~%84%2F.%8Cc%8A%DDyZ%C7%18%18%26&peer_id=-BC0109-%5E%02%B2%FDw%AB%19%DD%D9%BDxB&port=24668&natmapped=1&localip=
> As you can see the full URI is not displayed after "announce". What is causing this to
be clipped? I've tried different LogFormat options but nothing seems to display the full URI.
> You might be able to use "%U" for the URL without the query string and separately "%q"
for the query string only.
> - Y
> I tried %U previously and I just tried it with %q as well. It looks like I am just getting
the query string with %q but I still get "/announce...93d3fda523" for %U.
> It's possible that this actually is the URL being requested. I've never seen apache condense
log entries prevously so it may just be a screwy request. I guess I will try matching "/announce..."
and see if it does block those requests. 
> Thanks for your help.
> -CM

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