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Strange referrer in the website log

Strange referrer in the website log

     
8:22 am on Sep 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I found the following referrer in my website logs today:

[1.1.1.1...]

Any idea what this means?

4:36 pm on Sept 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Any help would be appreciated!
7:31 pm on Sept 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Honestly it looks like an incorrectly configured spider or browser spoofer. I am sure you are aware the IP 1.1.1.1 is not a valid IP for and use, it is a reserved number much like 192.168.*.* or 255.255.255.* It is most likely a default setting in a program that provides a false referrer. The site referrer also saying "sitename" looks like a default setting. Can you build a cross reference using your server access logs to identify which IP provided that false referrer? You may want to just keep an eye on it in case it is a botnet attempting to find vulnerabilities in your server. (Not as likely but possible.)