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From Lee Fellows <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Invalid method in request \x80L\x01\x03
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2003 15:20:34 GMT
On Wed, 2003-04-02 at 09:52, System wrote:
> Hello All,
> since yesterday httpd logfiles are filling with entries like these:
> [Wed Apr  2 09:43:01 2003] [error] [client] Invalid method in
> request \x80L\x01\x03
> Does anybody have seen this before? I never saw the \x??? request stuff
> before. Maybe some kind of DoS attack / exploit attempt?
  This is almost funny.  Didn't we see precisely the same pattern once
  before just recently?  

  What does the corresponding entry in your access_log file look like?

  My guess is someone attempted to access a non-https port using
  the https protocol.  Now whether this was accidental, i.e., someone
  entering, or someone attempting to
  correctly access port 443 when the host monitoring that port is not
  configured for SSL, I do not know.  

Lee Fellows <>

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