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strange link in server logs
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brancook




msg:3646063
 7:16 pm on May 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

I was going through the server logs for our website which is completely separate from our internal user network and noticed a strange listing from one ip address with two peoples names that work for the company:

Host: 64.132.139.170

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/instmsg/aliases/personsnameA
Http Code: 404 Date: May 09 07:18:35 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: -
Referer: -
Agent: -

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/instmsg/aliases/personsnameB
Http Code: 404 Date: May 09 08:09:12 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: -
Referer: -
Agent: -

Anyone ever seen anything like this?

 

g1smd




msg:3646254
 11:22 pm on May 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

*** instmsg ***

Is there any sort of "chat" software installed on the server?

brancook




msg:3647789
 11:30 am on May 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

No, not that I know of. If there is nobody within' the company uses it, especially one that would be on our web server.

cgrantski




msg:3647946
 3:36 pm on May 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

Could be a URL being passed between those people while on IM, and they clicked on the URL to look at the page. The source of the click could be recorded as the machines hosting the IM software, i.e. their own machines.

I assume you are going to ask them.

brancook




msg:3647964
 3:52 pm on May 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

That makes sense. I did ask them. The only instant messengers that the use are windows messengers on our network(which is not tied to the web server) so I suppose it is possible that one of them clicked a link to the site from the IM.

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