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Security Issues??? PLEASE help..

I just ran a first time, simple web analysis on my site, and noticed some strange browser types that I looked up and found too be bots, and I also found a

Sqworm/2.9.85-BETA (beta_release; 20011115-775; i686-pc-linux-gnu)

I’m using yahoo web host, php-nuke, phpBulliton board, my-sql and others…should I be worried? Here is the report:

Most Used Browsers
Browser Hits Visitors % of Total Visitors
1 Internet Explorer 6.x 23,996 11 64.71%
2 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MS FrontPage 6.0) 5 1 5.88%
3 Netscape 8.x 9 1 5.88%
4 Sqworm/2.9.85-BETA (beta_release; 20011115-775; i686-pc-linux-gnu) 1 1 5.88%
5 MSFrontPage/6.0 3 1 5.88%
6 Microsoft Data Access Internet Publishing Provider Protocol Discovery 1 1 5.88%
7 Microsoft-WebDAV-MiniRedir/5.1.2600 1 1 5.88%

Pulse my site is only a few weeks old and I already have 23,996 hits? Can this be right? I mean surly, publishing a site dosnt hit this many times..?
23,996

You guys are so competent, please help if you can! Thanks

-Rob

site is: [url]www.meonearth.net[/url]

Its mainly for music and friends…thanks!

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@philawebDec 10.2005 — I’m using yahoo web host, php-nuke, phpBulliton board, my-sql and others...should I be worried? Here is the report:

Pulse my site is only a few weeks old and I already have 23,996 hits? Can this be right? I mean surly, publishing a site dosnt hit this many times..?

23,996

You guys are so competent, please help if you can! Thanks[/QUOTE]


Those user-agents look pretty common. ?

I suppose you use FrontPage to edit your pages?

If not, I would consider blocking access to that one and perhaps the MS WebDav agent.

When it comes to about 24.000 hits in a few weeks - that is also normal.

Since you did not say "unique page views" I assume those hits are ALL hits, on images etc. Dynamically created pages like phpNuke and boards does give a lot of page hits.
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@EasyWebDec 10.2005 — As previously stated by other members those robots are normal and ok as for the hits thats pretty normal too, though when we launched our search engine we recorded 600,000 hits in 3 days mind you the actual unique ip count was far lower at only 243 unique ip's i wouldn't worry so much about the hit count as i would worry about raising the unique ip count (this equals visitor numbers) while ever the internet as we know it exists there are always going to be security issues unfortunately as one security risk is identified 3 or 4 are created and there is always a delay between discovery of a leak and release of a cure you have to remember "Locks were created to keep honest people out" a determined hacker will always find a way in.
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