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Known probes against this site

News Perl HTTP Logs Processing Scripts .htaccess file  AWStats Apache Webserver  HTTP Return Codes  mod rewrite
Requests for non-existing web pages Referrer Spam PHP probes Requests for crossdomain.xml and other XML files Mystery GET requests with URI scheme encoded PNG image in them Lower case requests Trailing junk in requests
Bangers Bots that cause consistent 500 errors Broken or undebugged robots Requests for crossdomain.xml and other XML files Frivolous POSTs Non-PHP Web probes  
Probes from bc.googleusercontent.com Fighting rogue robots Bots that couse consistent 500 errors Large Sample of "Composition URL" fake hits      
Apache authentication and authorization using LDAP  HTTP Protocol Cheap Web hosting with SSH access Web site monitoring Sysadmin Horror Stories Web Humor Etc

Note:

if you got to this page due to sending HTTP request in an attempt to interfere with, try to gain unauthorized access to, or otherwise violate the security of this site the IP or IP range might be blocked. See also  Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

PHP probes are dominant type of probes against this web site. Some automated probes that are running continusly are called Bangers. they consume the site bandwidth and should be dealt with more promptly that other cases.

Most of probes are about exploiting some known PHP or other vulnerabilities in popular applications. The distinctive feature of bangers is that they access the same page again and again.

Most of them perform "blind probes": they do not check, if the particular application, or even on which OS webserver is running. 

Now many of them are coming from bc.googleusercontent.com  and they are more difficult to block

Application checks, if performed at all by such probes, are rudimentary and mostly are limited for checks for specific directories and files: 

Some of IPs in question do nothing but probes (so there are no hits with codes in 200-300 range).  

Here is an old sample (Jan 26, 2015):

Most frequent PHP probes
   1     952 POST /index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&method=form&cid=20&6bc427c8a7981f4f     e1f5ac65c1246b5f=cf6dd3cf1923c950586d0dd595c8e20b HTTP/1.1
   2     833 GET //index.php HTTP/1.1
   3     438 GET //admin/categories.php/login.php?cPath=&action=new_product_preview HTTP/1.1
   4     412 POST /index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&version=1576&cid=20 HTTP/1.1
   5     338 GET /WWW/probe_is_registered.shtml?name=magic.php HTTP/1.1
   6     300 POST //index.php HTTP/1.1
   7     264 POST /pingserver.php HTTP/1.1
   8     264 GET /WWW/HTTP_log_analysis//admin/categories.php/login.php?cPath=&action=new_product_preview HTTP/1.1
   9     239 GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1
  10     230 POST /Office/Frontpage/index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&method=form&cid=20     &6bc427c8a7981f4fe1f5ac65c1246b5f=cf6dd3cf1923c950586d0dd595c8e20b HTTP/1.1
  11     230 GET /administrator/index.php HTTP/1.1
  12     225 POST /Office/Frontpage/index.php?option=com_jce&task=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&file=imgmanager&version=1576&cid=2     0 HTTP/1.1
  13     211 GET /WWW//admin/categories.php/login.php?cPath=&action=new_product_preview HTTP/1.1
  14     205 POST /viewticket.php HTTP/1.1
  15     175 GET /About/Stats//admin/categories.php/login.php?cPath=&action=new_product_preview HTTP/1.1
  16     158 GET /About//admin/categories.php/login.php?cPath=&action=new_product_preview HTTP/1.1
  17     126 GET /admin/categories.php/login.php HTTP/1.1
  18     125 GET /Malware/Spyware/register.php?mlvl=-1 HTTP/1.1
  19     124 POST /administrator/index.php HTTP/1.1
  20     118 GET /images/stories/3xp.php HTTP/1.1
  21     109 GET /admin.php HTTP/1.1
  22     101 POST /WWW/Webservers/Apache/Modules/Mod_rewrite/viewticket.php HTTP/1.1
  23     100 POST /OFM//components/filemanager/download.php HTTP/1.1
  24     100 POST //nucleus/plugins/skinfiles/index.php HTTP/1.1
  25     100 POST //components/filemanager/download.php HTTP/1.1

Here is a small sample of sites that use "blind" PHP probes on daily basis. As you can geographic distribution of those pests is pretty wide and, contrary to some widespread hypothesis,  such pests are plentiful on all continents, although they naturally prefer areas with better connectivity ;-). Here is the list: 

523 37.187.147.6     ns321378.ip-37-187-147.eu

    480 87.106.162.42     s16978438.onlinehome-server.info

 27.254.67.156: Non-existent domain
    328 5.39.67.201     ns314501.ip-5-39-67.eu

    246 94.23.98.251     serveur02.ffbad.org

 61.154.15.54: Non-existent domain
    192 94.23.1.32     ns203882.ovh.net

 64.69.70.47: Non-existent domain
 213.215.162.250: Non-existent domain
    190 94.23.205.184     ns303343.ip-94-23-205.eu

    180 146.148.25.102     102.25.148.146.bc.googleusercontent.com

    174 77.88.191.169     ip-77-88-191-169.fn.pl

    160 188.165.255.121     sterncom.pl

    144 66.55.82.208     208.82.55.66.hosted.by.thegcloud.com

    144 46.105.74.67     vmblueice.772424.com

    144 37.187.250.73     ns340593.ip-37-187-250.eu

    144 200.13.244.118     static-epm200-13-244-118.epm.net.co

    144 193.34.134.46     web1.vengit.com

    144 193.200.86.20     php5.3rex.net

    143 162.209.58.133     ns2.avatar.gen.nz

    132 37.59.97.250     250.ip-37-59-97.eu

    130 217.160.130.166     s17669332.onlinehome-server.info

 107.170.22.23: Non-existent domain
    125 217.160.168.76     s15991209.onlinehome-server.info

    122 80.93.62.63     fox.z8.ru

    120 192.254.173.154     kat.katinval.com

    119 96.39.79.99     96-39-79-99.static.oxfr.ma.charter.com

    110 184.172.57.26     184.172.57.26-static.reverse.softlayer.com

    106 198.62.109.62     198.62.109.62-static.reverse.mnx.io

    102 119.46.28.136     119-46-28-136.static.asianet.co.th

     96 37.34.54.91     vps21482.public.cloudvps.com

     96 203.193.166.228     228.internetoffce.in

     96 203.183.81.8     server41.joeswebhosting.net

 200.11.67.86: Non-existent domain
 194.150.113.89: Non-existent domain
     96 188.138.32.29     loft4395.dedicatedpanel.com

     96 186.47.232.50     50.pichincha.andinanet.net

     96 185.19.184.134     durga.thirdeye.it

 93.183.204.25: Non-existent domain
     93 69.162.68.222     222-68-162-69.static.reverse.lstn.net

     93 212.110.177.137     212-110-177-137.no-reverse-dns-set.bytemark.co.uk

     92 184.106.178.11     184-106-178-11.static.cloud-ips.com

An interesting information is extracting the names of the files they try to probe. Here is one sample from June 2014:

   6007 wp-login.php
   5448 index.php
   2633 food.php
   2510 login.php
   1893 ofc_upload_image.php
    852 asu.php
    419 password_forgotten.php
    331 modules.php
    306 vito.php
    252 lobex21.php
    178 timthumb.php
    157 petx.php
    144 connector.php
    137 dark.php
     96 explore.php
     91 member.php
     86 config.inc.php
     75 profile.php
     63 wawalo.php
     61 link.php
     55 flashgallery.php
     53 arhy.php
     48 footer.php
     42 register.php
     42 configure.php
     41 r3.php
     38 ucp.php
     36 logx
     36 bouncer.php
     35 bat.php
     35 ViAr.php
     34 logging.php
     33 wpinfo.php
     33 index_do.php
     32 dor.php
     31 tmp.php
     30 axis.php
     28 guys.php

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