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From Justin Williams <jus...@naturalwebs.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Strange, Disconcerting Access Log Entries
Date Sun, 03 Nov 2002 15:21:39 GMT
Can PHP send mail on your machine?

Suspicion: somebody hacked your machine (probably coming in through your open 
port 80) and is using a sendmail script?

On Sunday 03 November 2002 10:18 am, you wrote:
> I'm sorry, I should have included some additional information
> that could make a difference in understanding the problem.
>
> 1.  The server does not have an open relay.
> 2.  The server's messages log does not indicate any unexpected
> email transfers/connections at all.
> 3.  The IPs in the "CONNECT XXX.XXX.11.166:25" are all on other
> networks.
> 4.  Again, these entries are from the Apache access log.
> 5.  The Apache error log does not have any unsual entries.
> 6.  The Apache version is 1.3.27.
> 7.  The server is running PHP as a module.
>
> Thank you again for your feedback.
>
> Best wishes,
> James, james@theywill.com
>
> > Looks like somebody is hitting your SMTP port, and
> > probably is relaying
> > messages off your server.
> >
> > On Sunday 03 November 2002 10:01 am, you wrote:
> > > Hi there,
> > >
> > > In the past few days I've noticed thousands of very unusual
> > > access log entries on an Apache VPS I operate.  I have
> > > copied/pasted some entries below.  Parts of the IP
> >
> > addresses have
> >
> > > been marked with XXX for privacy reasons.
> > >
> > > XXX.XXX.230.51 - - [02/Nov/2002:00:03:05 -0700] "CONNECT
> > > XXX.XXX.11.166:25 HTTP/1.0" 200 7811 "-" "-"
> > > XXX.XXX.230.56 - - [02/Nov/2002:00:03:07 -0700] "CONNECT
> > > XXX.XXX.63.52:25 HTTP/1.0" 200 7811 "-" "-"
> > > XXX.XXX.230.54 - - [02/Nov/2002:00:03:15 -0700] "CONNECT
> > > XXX.XXX.167.56:25 HTTP/1.0" 200 7811 "-" "-"
> > > XXX.XXX.230.54 - - [02/Nov/2002:00:03:58 -0700] "CONNECT
> > > XXX.XXX.160.11:25 HTTP/1.0" 200 63621 "-" "-"
> > >
> > > The IP:25 concerns me.  Notice too that the server
> >
> > status code is
> >
> > > 200.
> > >
> > > Any ideas as to what is going on here?
> > >
> > > Thank you in advance for your assistance.
>
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