Re: what do you think?
From: 2Host.com - Robert (admin_at_-NOSPAM-2host.com)
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">
> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="2; URL=http://localhost/">
> <tt>DEFAULT.IDA</tt> brought to you by Apache.
> 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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