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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] unexpected EOF while looking for matching
Date Sat, 18 Feb 2012 12:10:42 GMT
On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Phil Smith <> wrote:
> I'm running Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) which is the latest version
> available for CentOS5.
> I'm noticing the following in my error logs:
> sh: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
> sh: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file
> They usually arrive in groups of 2-10 such messages; always the exact
> same message and always in pairs.
> I've done all the normal examination of access logs that you would
> expect and with various markers that I've been able to send to my
> error log, I can pinpoint the time of the errors to within a second or
> two. But nothing of interest shows in my access logs. Only what
> appears to be normal and harmless looking GET requests for appropriate
> URLs to my site. There are not any POSTs near the error time which I
> understand could send data that I could not gather from the access
> logs.
> I've googled and have seen a very few people seeing this, but no answers.
> Any thoughts, please?

Find a shell-script CGI accessed around the same time.

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