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From Tom Evans <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Fwd: apache hosting unknown sites !!!
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:38:48 GMT
On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Mauricio Tavares
<> >       I guess I am more paranoid than many. :)

The internet is noisy and full of terrors.

If you put a server, particularly http server, on the internet and
make it available, people will make all kinds of requests to it - not
necessarily requests that you were anticipating.

If you look carefully at the requests in that access log, all the
requests failed. Most failed with an internal server error, others
with a timed out request.

OP: Are you actually running a bittorrent tracker on the server (or
have you ever)? It looks like the requests for the tracker are the
internal server error requests.

Also, do those domain names resolve to your IP address? Has the owner
of those urls mistakenly added your IP as an alias? Is this a new IP
address that used to belong to them and they haven't updated their

If you can't get the requests to stop, nor change to a different IP,
the best you can do is to route them to a default vhost that simply
rejects all requests. This ensures that only requests for your
hostname are handled for your actual site; all these bad requests
would be handled by the default vhost.



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