View Full Version : Peculiar Issue

01-16-2005, 08:06 AM
I think someone else used to own my IP.

I have thousands of requests like this in my logs: - - [16/Jan/2005:08:29:18 -0700] "GET /ourbt/tracker.php?info_hash=%98gq%83%92X%07%95%CF%BA%3F% 81%F5%7Br%FFTr%D6%BC&peer_id=exbc%008%FE1%8C%09%E8%83%A85F%AC%2BZT%0C&port=8384&natmapped=1&localip= HTTP/1.0" 404 215 "-" "BitTorrent/3.4.2"

A quick Google Search turns up this:


Yes, that IP is mine.

The question is, what do I do about this? Do I figure out a way to block it based on user agent (keep server load down). Do I try to harness it? Redirect it?

01-16-2005, 08:09 AM
Or ask your host to provide a clean IP.

The New Guy
01-16-2005, 09:52 AM
Could the server be trying to update something using bittorrent?

01-17-2005, 08:34 AM
I don't think there's a way to get that many sites to remove it. So either block them all, redirect them to some page that'll somehow be profital, or just leave it.

01-17-2005, 09:16 AM
Or, change your IP! :)