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Re: repeated requests for a file favicon.ico

Am 2004-10-06 11:37:24, schrieb Emil Perhinschi:
> Sorry to bother, but is this an attack? I get repeated requests for a 
> file "favicon.ico" that should have been, or so the client connecting 
> believes, in the root of my htdocs. The conections come from different 
> hosts, and at least in some it seems to be running Konqueror, so it is 
> not a Windows worm:  "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 1004 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 
> (compatible; Konqueror/2.2.2; Linux)".


> I run Debian Sarge, with Apache 1.3.31. There never existed a 
> "favicon.ico" on my server since I am online, I never registered to 
> search engines, kept a low profile, used a very restrictive robots.txt 
> etc. and used the site only to have online a development version of the 
> site I am doing for a customer. This comes after some weeks of  attacks 
> and failed buffer overflow attempts, so I might be getting to nervous.

This feature comes from Microsoft...

Theis maybe a Windows Icon of your logo or somthing like this.
In Mozilla it is schown on the TAB.

> it's a little bit offtopic, but I found nothing about it on cert.org ...

Why not create one ?
If someone Bookmark your Website, the favicon.ico is saved to.
and if they open his/her Bookmark, they see your Logo.

> thank you in advance,
> Emil Perhinschi


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