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Odd referrers in my apache log

Over the past few days I’ve had a few visitors to my web site that have as the page referrer. And they are coming into several different pages of the site. I am 99% sure that the home page is not linking to my site. Can anyone think of any reason why someone would be falsifying the page referrer when they visit a site? The only thing I can think of is they are trying to mask their scraping or spidering of the site. Here’s a sample record: – – [18/Jul/2006:07:55:00 -0400] “GET /path-here HTTP/1.1” 200 18572 “” “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Windows XP 5.1)”

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  1. cely says:

    check this out to the answer of your question.

    Myself had the same odd referrers. The same IP add in the URL i gave you above. :p