I am running a simple website (Tomcat) I am noticing in my logs that an IP address is re-occurring every morning and all it is getting is one image; this is only in the morning and is at no other time during the day. What I mean is, and I知 only guessing: Can an intruder use this method to detect that your system is still up? I知 always hearing about [bot] farms and stuff and have even read about them. Sometimes, with how rapid things move in the internet world I知 not sure by what means the farmers use to keep track of their workers. Any light on this topic will help a lot.
This is the general line:
126.96.36.199 - - [30/Aug/2008:02:01:31 -0300] "GET /mysite/images/web-page_05.gif HTTP/1.0" 304
is this anything? Or am I being paranoid?
Edited by BurritoBoy, 30 August 2008 - 09:56 AM.