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Post requests directed at non-existing forms might be called rogue or frivolous posts. They are usually probes for existence of specific application like WordPress blog or some popular wikies, which are predominantly written in PHP
grep POST http_logs120906_1518.txt | cut -d ' ' -f 1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -3 186 188.8.131.52 48 184.108.40.206 36 220.127.116.11
Here is a sample
18.104.22.168 - - [06/Sep/2012:12:51:41 -0700] "POST /Windows/admin/categories.php/login.php?cPath=&action=new_product_preview HTTP/1.1" 403 - "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6" 22.214.171.124 - - [06/Sep/2012:12:56:50 -0700] "POST /Windows/filesystems_recovery.shtml%22%20class=%22resultLink/admin/categories.php/login.php?cPath=&action=new_product_preview HTTP/1.1" 403 82 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6"
Blocking those attempts is trivial, but the problem is that most of them continue scanning even after being blocked. Probably nobody checks result and such a rogue robot can runs on its own for months if not years. It would be nice to charge those pests for the amount of useless traffic they generate.
Cheap computer power has its drawbacks ;-).
But on the other hand, analysis after determining set of most notorious jerks and extracting logs for each of them tells you quite a bit about your web site.
And sometimes they reveal interesting information that other wise you would overlook.
Google matched content
Groupthink : Two Party System as Polyarchy : Corruption of Regulators : Bureaucracies : Understanding Micromanagers and Control Freaks : Toxic Managers : Harvard Mafia : Diplomatic Communication : Surviving a Bad Performance Review : Insufficient Retirement Funds as Immanent Problem of Neoliberal Regime : PseudoScience : Who Rules America : Neoliberalism : The Iron Law of Oligarchy : Libertarian Philosophy
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