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

Dave Cheney dave at
Fri Jan 16 00:33:44 MSK 2009

What does your access log say, you should be able to grep for 404's,  
which may give you the referrer.

You can always disable logging 404's as errors

server {

     log_not_found off;


If you want to know more about the request, try ngrep



On 16/01/2009, at 7:06 AM, 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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