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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004

    Strange entry in apache logs


    I haven't looked at my error logs in a few weeks, but today I noticed a lot of new entries I've never seen before.

    [Sun May 29 14:46:28 2005] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/username/public_html/404_IGNORE_THIS_REQUEST.html

    A lot of those type of records in my error logs, and are usually bunched together.

    I've googled this, and all I had was one response that you shouldn't worry about it. I'd like to know why theres the "Ignore This Request" suffix all of a sudden, and why there happens to be a whole lot of them.

    Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    California USA
    could be something in the users .htaccess file
    Steven Ciaburri | Proactive Linux Server Management -
    Managed Servers (AS62710), Server Management, and Security Auditing.

  3. #3
    Are you on a reseller or VPS host? I see plenty of such entries on my reseller account as well. I thought it might be due to the unique way the web host has configured error reporting. Not sure.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    No, its a dedicated server, and I'm running that website off of it. I'm also using Cpanel, and APF, and think maybe one of them modified error handling in some way.

  5. #5
    It could be APF, though I doubt it's cPanel based on the plenty of other sites I've seen hosted on cPanel, none with such log entries.

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