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Access log entry question

Discussion in 'Security' started by chanklish, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. chanklish

    chanklish Active Member

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    hello
    in my access log i can see lines like this from different IPs :
    5.166.152.165 - - [08/01/2018:10:59:40 -0000] "-" 401 0 "-" "-" "-" "-" 2087

    what are these exactly ?
     
  2. cPanelLauren

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    Hello @chanklish

    Looks like that IP address tried to access WHM (2087) and received a 401 status which indicates that Authorization is required and they failed to authenticate properly.

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi Lauren - is this normal authentication failure or the 2FA that comes after the user/password ?
     
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    HI @chanklish

    I have no way to know that. All I can tell you is it was a failed authentication attempt to WHM.

    Thanks!
     
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