As I’ve mentioned before, scanning webserver access logs sometimes occasionally provides a source of minor amusement (at least for a pathetic computer geek with no other life). Something I stumbled onto tonight leaves me unsure whether to be amused or frightened.
126.96.36.199 – – [23/Sep/2004:21:25:21 -0400] “GET /blog/article.php?story=2003112608264175&mode=print HTTP/1.0” 200 1077 “http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?FORM=MSNH&q=fighting%20unemployment” “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries)”
That’s the raw data. Rough translation is somebody hit an entry in my blog from an MSN search on “fighting unemployment”. The browser ID string, “Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries”, indicates that it’s probably someone working for a government agency. A little checking reveals that the IP address, 188.8.131.52, belongs to Tonga Communications Corporation, fully owned by the kingdom of Tonga.