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Re: ot? apache directory listing mysteries


Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
Did you take a look at the Referer of those access?
It might help you to track it down...
That's just might be how they get them in the first place. If you buddy
downloaded the file and then contacted google.com there are chances that
his browser sent the previous URL visited [0]. If it was added in google's
database maybe somebody found this after a web search (although the fact
that the referer is empty points that this might not be the case).

Now there was one access with a referrer pointing to some kind of database containing links to movie downloads (yes, the large file I mentioned was a trailer). Along with the link there was the info that the link came from an irc channel in irc (quakenet).

So the mysterie is partly resolved (regarding the fact where all those people came from). What still remains is the question how the first person found the file there...

[0] is this a FUD? I believe google uses this as part of his spidering
process, I'm also not sure if the browser would provide this information,

It would provide this information in the referrer, this is how I found the link database. :)

Bye, Mike

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