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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] What IP address is this log entry coming from? (Is "::" a valid IP address?)
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2010 13:19:36 GMT
>> That is the source IP address, which is required for routing replies
>> (including those during the "connect" flow) back to the client, so I don't
>> see how this can be 0 simply because of something the client is doing
>> (other
>> than triggering some sort of bug on the server side, of course).
> scanning for an open proxy, the :: would grab the ip address and the proxy
> would then be in it's use to route content that may not be legitimately sent
> to the destination. or content that it is criminal to even possess. [ child
> porn jumps to mind for an example. ]
> I suspect that the client is a bot doing a scan for an open proxy, one
> handing the :: out for that purpose. or, since it causes the 100% cpu load,
> it's the beginnings of a new ddos attack mechanism. we all may need to
> explicitly deny unspecified ip addresses from server access right quick.

Do you have any theories about the moon landing?

Eric Covener

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