joined:Sept 13, 2013
I've run websites for several years on Apache, and I review the logs to see what's going on. One thing that has started to happen (maybe a dozen times a week) is that I see accesses to my websites in my logs, coming from my IP, but they were accesses that I didn't make (nor anyone on my network using my IP). Someone is hitting my site with my IP number! I think I've heard of this. There is a name for it. Spoofing? But my questions are (1) how does someone do this? (2) is there a purpose in doing it, besides just telling the site manager that they know how to do it? There is no real mischief going on yet. It's just weird. Do I have any recourse with regard to it? Are there common strategies for dealing with it? Is it possible to get more detail about who is doing it? Or do I just hold my nose and ignore it?