using host.allow on dynamic addresses

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Wed Apr 30 22:00:43 PDT 2003

On Wednesday 30 April 2003 09:52 pm, Alfonso Romero wrote:
> I´ve been receiving some of this lines on my apache access log:
> - - [28/Apr/2003:17:46:05 -0500] "GET
> XXXXXXXXX%u9090%u6858%ucbd3%u7801%u9090%u6858%ucbd3%u7801%u9090%u6858
> u7801%u9090%u9090%u8190%u00c3%u0003%u8b00%u531b%u53ff%u0078%u0000%u00
>=a HTTP/1.0" 404 286 "-" "-"
> From what I´ve read, I can put on hosts.allow these addresses to
> avoid this type of problem, but what if some of those addresses are
> dynamic? If one user has an infected PC with a dialup access to
> Internet, and then hangs up and another user receives this same
> address, even if his PC isn´t infected, he couldn´t visit my site,
> right?

That is right. If you prevent an IP address to stop this, then a good 
user could be prevented from visiting your system. The thing to do is 
copy the message and send it to 

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Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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