Bug 56933 - not sure it's an appache bug : some browser want to get file/directory replacing mine with a dot
Summary: not sure it's an appache bug : some browser want to get file/directory replac...
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Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Build (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.23
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 minor (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-09 08:42 UTC by ch.derenne
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description ch.derenne 2014-09-09 08:42:29 UTC
Well: not sure it's an apache bug, so if not, please telle me where I can have information about this :

I've several site that work perfecly,
but in my apache error log, there is a lot of lines that say "not found or unable tot stat" about some of mine site's files but replacing le first car by a dot.
Exemple :
You have 1 index.html file with 1 style.css file, a folder : 'photo' and image.jpg inside.
You have 15000 visitir's by day, nobody seems to have trouble (i've never succeed to repeated this)

Apache error log are full of this :
[Wed Aug 27 08:22:24 2014] [error] [client] File does not exist: /var/www/html/.tyle.css, referer: http://xxx.xxx.xxx/
[Wed Aug 27 08:22:24 2014] [error] [client] File does not exist: /var/www/html/.hoto/image.jpg, referer: http://xxx.xxx.xxx/
(the first car have been replaced by a dot).

For each of this, I see that the user agent is :
"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; GTB7.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; WallaIE7)"

For all other user-agent, everything is ok, and I don't know how to get the exactly same useragent configuration to make some tests

So, what is wrong ?
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:09 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

As repeatedly announced, the Apache HTTP Server Project has discontinued all development and patch review of the 2.2.x series of releases. The final release 2.2.34 was published in July 2017, and no further evaluation of bug reports or security risks will be considered or published for 2.2.x releases. All reports older than 2.4.x have been updated to status RESOLVED/LATER; no further action is expected unless the report still applies to a current version of httpd.

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