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March 20, 2006

Apache and Awstats 6.5

I made some changes to my Awstats.conf and httpd.conf file last night per Uzi's instructions. One of the changes Uzi mentioned I found explained in detail on this web site:

One of the Windows worms currently running amok is annoying in that it uses a buffer overrun exploit via a very long URL. Not a problem for a Linux system, but this makes the web server logs balloon in size and makes them a pain to browse manually.

Fortunately, it can be mitigated a bit. Changing the “%r? in any LogFormat lines in Apache’s httpd.conf to “%!414r? completely trims out any URLs which are considered too long.

Now, if I can just get the .htaccess files figured out I can stop the hot-linkers.

Posted by Peenie Wallie on March 20, 2006 at 8:46 AM

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