Unwelcome Visitors

Pay particular attention to the site visitor IP addresses in the web stats.

Any IP address that has a significant amount of requests for unknown reasons should be suspect.

Use the link above, or its overseas equivalent to determine who the IP address belongs to. If you don’t think they should be using your site heavily, use an .htaccess file to block them. Be sure to block the entire block reported by the whois system.

Apache allow,deny directives allow you to block requests: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/access.html

These requests will show up as Forbidden in the stats later, and should eventually stop, since they aren’t being served.

In addition - if you are seeing alot of unexplained requests, from unknown sources, you should check your server for unauthorized content.