__/ [Antipodean Bucket Farmer] on Thursday 22 December 2005 21:36 \__
> In article <IemdnTBzFrnSCDfeRVn-ig@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
> dustin.davis@xxxxxxxxx says...
>> This search term is number one on my searched key phrases:
>> "contact or mail or email or phone or fax or tel site www.nerdlance.com"
>> Has anyone else seen this? Are people just looking to contact me, or
>> looking for forms to try to run some spamming scripts on?
> Sounds legitimate. They may want to know who owns the
> site, but don't know how to find a whois search.
> When spammers are looking for abuse-opportunities, they
> will request certain filenames. There will be a scan
> for common/default .cgi and .html files related to
> form-mail, BBSs/forums, Tell-A-Friend, etc. I think
> that there may also be some specifically M$ IIS
> features, which may be randomly requested even if you
> are really on *nix/Apache.
> The requests won't come through a search engine,
> though. Their scanner will just use your domain plus a
> list of standard paths.
> BTW, I tried to view your site a couple times, but it
> made Mozilla crash. Maybe that is why people want to
> contact you?
Good point, but neither Mozilla nor Firefox seem to crash when I open the
front page ( http://www.nerdlance.com/ ). A few days ago I contacted some-
one whose popular site made Firefox crash (tried from different comput-
ers). I had to guess the E-mail address, which I fortunately I did right.
It bounced after the first guess though. Got it right the second time.
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