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Date: 2009may29 OS: Linux Q. What does it mean when logwatch says: Connection attempts using mod_proxy: 184.108.40.206 -> www.google.com:443: 5 Time(s) A. Its not good. It means a remote program is trying to go thru your Apache server to another site (google in this case). To prevent this do the following: 1. Disable mod_proxy 2. Disable CONNECT 1. To disable mod_proxy comment out these lines in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf#LoadModule proxy_module modules/mod_proxy.so #LoadModule proxy_ftp_module modules/mod_proxy_ftp.so #LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/mod_proxy_http.so #LoadModule proxy_connect_module modules/mod_proxy_connect.soAlso comment out everything in /etc/httpd/conf.d/proxy_ajp.conf if present. 2. It seems there is a bug somewhere so that even when mod_proxy disabled a CONNECT attempt will return a 200 (success) status code and the contents of your index.php file. To stop this make a file called /etc/httpd/conf.d/disable_connect.conf and fill it with:<Location /> <Limit CONNECT> Order deny,allow Deny from all </Limit> </Location>Restart Apache.
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