What is this web site trying to do?

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sun Jun 3 04:11:46 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-06-02 at 11:05 -0400, linuxmaillists at charter.net wrote:
> Does any one know what this site is trying to do?
> Taken from my logwatch report
> --------------------- httpd Begin ------------------------ 
>  Requests with error response codes
>     404 Not Found
>        http://www.diyproxy.com/ap/flag.txt: 1 Time(s)
>  ---------------------- httpd End -------------------------

The logwatch is really only a brief summary.  You want to look at the
proper webserver logs, in /var/log/httpd (access or error logs).  Use
grep to find the diyproxy entry in them.  You'll probably find that
someone's trying to see if they can use your webserver as a proxy, for
their own nefarious purposes.

> Clicking on the link above takes you to the text page with 
> only this on it:
> :Long:Long

I'd be loathe to go clicking on links logged in my webserver logs that
seems suspicious.  At the very least, don't do such things in web
browsers which have Java, JavaScript, and numerous exploits.  Try
looking at a source dump using Lynx, instead.

(This PC runs FC4, my others FC5 & FC6, in case that's important
 to the thread)

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