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Apache, flood of 'OPTIONS' requests from localhost

Discussion in 'EasyApache' started by womble, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. womble

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    Hi all,

    On my cPanel server Apache is being bombarded with requests:

    127.0.0.1 - - [01/Dec/2009:14:45:25 -0500] "OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 -
    127.0.0.1 - - [01/Dec/2009:14:45:26 -0500] "OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 -
    127.0.0.1 - - [01/Dec/2009:14:45:27 -0500] "OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 -
    127.0.0.1 - - [01/Dec/2009:14:45:29 -0500] "OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 -
    127.0.0.1 - - [01/Dec/2009:14:45:31 -0500] "OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 -

    As you can imagine, I reach MaxClients within a couple of minutes, and the web server becomes useless.

    Any idea what could be doing this please? Obviously it's something on the local machine generating them,
     
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    Thank you, yes, I've been looking at that thread (and the links on it).

    It seems a bit excessive to be checking every second... is there a way I can change the rate, or turn it off completely. While I can't be certain that this is the cause of the high load, it'd be nice to be able to eliminate it from the possibilities
     
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    Hi Womble (have you been to Wimbledon Common lately?)

    I am just curious as to why you started a new topic/thread when as you say, "Thank you, yes, I've been looking at that thread (and the links on it)." ?

    No biggie, it's just that now I have had to subscribe to this topic as well as the other one to catch any replies.

    Cheers.
     
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    Sorry, maybe I should have just resuscitated that thread rather than start a new one. On the other hand, I didn't want to hijack the OP's thread. Still, if any mods want to close this thread or merge it, feel free (not that you need my permission)
     
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