[Dshield] RE: [Dshield]What is HTTP get /sumthin ?
jsage at finchhaven.com
Wed Aug 13 16:52:38 GMT 2003
On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 04:22:29PM +0200, Sebastian wrote:
> hi there,
> I found your post in a letter, could you tell me what http get and
> http post is?
> Thanx a lot,
I believe generally there's no particular significance to the /sumthin
? portion, so much as it's an attempt by a prober to see if you're
running a web server that will respond to an http GET command and it
will (should..) also identify what sort of web server you're running.
Once an attacker establishes:
1) that you've got a web server running on your IP address;
2) that it responds to http GET's;
3) what sort of web server it is;
then they might move onward to more malicious exploits..
"Obviously, we do not want to leave zombies around."
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