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Old 11-13-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Who (or what) is doing this to my server?

Folks:

I run a script on my server to email me whenever someone generates a 404 so I can go fix it. When it's able to, the email includes the source of the 404 (ie, whatever caused it is on page thus-and-so).

I get a lot of emails telling me these are 404s:

http://snarkish.com/public_html/articles/+
http://snarkish.com/public_html/mac/+
http://snarkish.com/public_html/+

and lots more I won't bother you with.

What is someone (I assume it's a spider) looking for? Is the plus sign some kinda special character that tells a system something, and I just don't know what it is? It's no big deal; it's just pesky having to delete all those things because there's nothing for me to fix (and thesource of the error isn't listed).

I'm just curious about this, that's all.

   
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