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Strange entry in web log

     
1:18 am on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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These entries in my apache log are strange.

***.***.**.** - - [18/Feb/2005:12:33:26 -0800] "HEAD /index.php HTTP/1.1" 200 0 "-" "sohu-search"
***.***.**.** - - [18/Feb/2005:12:33:28 -0800] "GET /index.php HTTP/1.1" 200 63549 "-" "sohu-search"
***.***.**.** - - [18/Feb/2005:12:33:29 -0800] "HEAD /abcdefghijklmn.htm HTTP/1.1" 404 0 "-" "sohu-search"

It's uses a HEAD to get a known file and then gets it with a GET. Then it uses another HEAD to get an unknown file.

Does this behavior seem weird to anyone else?

[edited by: tedster at 9:54 pm (utc) on Feb. 19, 2005]
[edit reason] anonymize the IP addresses [/edit]

12:44 am on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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/abcdefghijklmn.htm
Http Code: 404 Date: Feb 22 18:11:09 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 0
Referer: -
Agent: sohu-search

Was wondering about this unknown file as well.

3:48 am on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Those IPs you "anonymized" all go back to Chinanet, which in turn point back to sohu.com - a known search engine as seen in the user agent section of the log. Posting those IPs did not violate any section of the posting guidelines.
 

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