Re: what do you think?

From: 2Host.com - Robert (admin_at_-NOSPAM-2host.com)
Date: 05/28/03

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    Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 14:16:45 -0700
    
    

    Big Bird wrote:
    >
    > A while ago, I got tired of those bogus error messages in my apache
    > logs bugging me about a nonexistent "default.ida" - so I *created* a
    > file named 'default.ida' that conssts f the following few lines:
    >
    > <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
    > <HTML>
    > <HEAD>
    > <title>Oops!</title>
    > <META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="2; URL=http://localhost/">
    > </head><body>
    > <tt>DEFAULT.IDA</tt> brought to you by Apache.
    > </body>
    > </html>
    >
    > Now I told a friend about this and he suggested that this is being way
    > too nice -- his recommendation was symlinking default.ida to
    > /dev/random and feeding the worms garbage until they die.

    Why waste your resources on a bot? I recommend doing what you've done
    already, or creating some filter to automatically block access to any IP
    that hits these specific file names or paths and be done with it.

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    Robert McGregor - Email: admin@(remove)2host.com. Phone: 530-941-0690
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