On Monday 28 June 2004 20.56, Joris wrote: > I noticed the following just now in my apache logs: [...] > Notice the very uncool double reverse resolve of that ip: AFAIK such double reverse resolves are, while uncommon, perfectly legal. > I don't know what's the dominant feeling on this right now... > I'm concerned this meight be some kind of security scan (not worried > about that machine, but just about a new attack in general). Best guess is a script kiddie looking for vulnerable host. Whether it's for an old or a new attack is anybody's guess. Just be sure your installation is current. > I'm a little angry because I meight be used into online statistics > without my permission, and I fear for my privacy if I've ended up on > some "probe these hosts" list. Well, you shouldn't be worried about your privacy - you *do* off er a web server, so anybody can query it. If you don't want that, don't run a webserver, or don't have it open to the public. Also, you seem to have a phpinfo.php in your home - do you really want to publish that information? I'm sorry to tell you, but if you don't want to publish that information, why do you offer that file? As for statistics: put in a robots.txt file (User-Agent: *\nDisallow: /) in your web home. Legitimate companies will respect that. Other than that, you can't really do much about it, except making access inconvenient for automated web-spidering - but this will also make it invonventient for human users... greetings -- vbi -- Hail Eris!