strange msg lines..

Niel Dogger niel at
Thu Nov 17 15:20:22 GMT 2005

On 17-nov-2005, at 15:51, dick hoogendijk wrote:

> On 17 Nov Dinesh Nair wrote:
>> apparently, the nameservers responsible for those domains are  
>> returning
>> your IP address to a DNS query. all the sites seem to share the  
>> same DNS
>> provider, so you could try getting in touch with them.
> No way.
> ; ;
> ALL resolve to different IP's when checked with
> "host" etc..
> I don't understand why all of a sudden all kind of computers try to
> contact these porno sites and do this on my IP.
> The dns'es seem to be OK, so this shouldn't happen then..?

It looks like referer spam.

"Referer spam is a kind of search engine-targeted spam. The technique  
involves making repeated web site requests using a fake referer url  
pointing to a spam-advertised site. Sites that publicize their  
referer statistics will then also link to the spammer's site. This  
benefits the spammer because of the free link, and also gives the  
spammer's site improved search engine link placement due to link- 
counting algorithms that search engines use"

What you are seeing in your logs: - - [16/Nov/2005:23:44:18 +0100] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200  
1860 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE  
6.0b; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.0.2914)"

Is a request for "/" on your server with "http://puttane-grandi-" being (claimed as) the referer.

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