__/ [Brian Wakem] on Saturday 10 September 2005 18:35 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> [Sat Sep 10 07:31:08 2005] [error] [client 22.214.171.124] File does not
>> exist: /home/schestow/public_html/robotsxx.txt
> I just checked my error logs for this year on a busy site. I have 5
> reqests for robotsxx.txt, all from 126.96.36.199, which is very similar
> to the IP address you noted.
> The IPs trace to Seoul.
I'd be far more worried had the file been robotsxxx.txt (triple X). I did
some reverse IP lookups in the past and they all appear to come from
questionable places. The intention of the requestor is rather mysterious,
but I am sure there is a story behind it.
One wonders if it could become an alternative to referrer spam. One would
hope not. Imagine the horror... comment spam, E-mail spam, referrer spam...
and... error log spam. The typical spammer does not mind destruction. Error
log Bayesian filters anyone...?