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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 2
Subject:   questionable log entries
Date:   2003-11-01 07:04:10
From:   anonymous2
Response to: questionable log entries

Indeed - it looks like you're running an open proxy on that server and whoever is at 61.171.141.217 has found it. www.yahoo.com seem to be a common test address in use for checking for open proxies.


If this access should not ba allowed (i.e. 61.171.141.217 is not an address you wish to proxy for) reconfigure your proxy server to return a 4xx (e.g. 404 or 403) error.


Example from my log:
64.222.176.130 - - [01/Nov/2003:14:32:00 +0000] "GET http://www.yahoo.com/ HTTP/1.1" 403 2898 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 95)"


Hope this helps,
Regards,
-->Gar