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  • From: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 16:53:20 +0100 (BST)

This is somewhat off-topic, but I know some other people on this list
have similar services that may be being abused.

I noticed in the logs for my XML checker numerous, regular, entries
like this:

tide74.microsoft.com - - [24/Aug/1999:10:17:46 +0100] "GET /%7Erichard/xml-
HTTP/1.0" 200 417

What seems to be happening is that someone is using the checker to
fetch advertising pages which they presumably get paid for accesses to.

I've mailed abuse@microsoft.com and abuse@clicktrade.com, but have had
only pro forma replies from Microsoft and nothing from Clicktrade.

I'll be adding some filtering to my cgi script; other people with
web pages that fetch arbitrary URLs may want to do the same.

-- Richard

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