previous questoin... maybe I'm grabbing at straws...

Juan Fco. Giordana juangiordana at
Thu Jan 15 23:35:11 MSK 2009

You could inspect the headers with firebug or similar tool or add the 
$http_referer variable to the log format to see what is causing that or 
even a rewrite rule to catch the request in a php script and logs its 
output in another file or in a DB.

Ilan Berkner wrote:
> I previously posted a question about getting more information about an 
> error that we're getting in our Nginx log files.  The error is as follows:
> 2009/01/15 11:47:57 [error] 15704#0: *689561 open() 
> "/home/spellcit/public_html/letters/.mp3" failed (2: No such file or 
> directory), client:, server: 
> <>, request: "GET /letters/.mp3 HTTP/1.1", 
> host: " <>"
> What I'm trying to figure out is which php or swf script (or maybe its 
> not a php or swf script) is actually making the call to request this 
> non-existent file.
> Out of 25,385 errors in our log, 16,952 are caused by this issue.
> One of the suggestions I got was to turn on the access logs, which I 
> did.  In looking at this IP address at the access logs, this is what I 
> get, which unfortunately is not much.
> - - [15/Jan/2009:12:31:26 -0600] 404 "GET /letters/.mp3 
> HTTP/1.1" 169 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.0.2) 
> Gecko/20030208 Netscape/7.02" "-"
> I was thinking about creating a dummy ".mp3" file (or rewrite rule) to 
> capture traffic and get try to get some more info out of the header... 
> just a thought.
> Any suggestions / thoughts would be very much appreciated.
> Ilan

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