I'm spending my idle moments making my log analysis software slice
and dice data in more interesting ways. One thing I just added was
analysis of 404 errors. I've discovered that I'm getting a surprising number
of 404s of the following strange form:
Now, I don't need this page to
tell me someone's up to no good, started causing trouble 'round
my neighborhood. There's a common CGI script called
which lets you send mail through a web browser, and there are robots (the
sinister Microsoft URL Control again) which scour the web looking for
formmail.pls to use as spam relays.
My question is, is there anyone interested in getting the output of a script I would write, called
which grabs information about anyone who accesses it?
I don't care enough to actually wreak my own revenge, but I'm happy to provide information to those who enjoy such things. John Ashcroft, are you listening?