XAMPP 1.7.3 Apache issue

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XAMPP 1.7.3 Apache issue

Postby junkman » 29. December 2011 16:38

Hi, I am using XAMPP 1.7.3 to host a small site on my PC. It seems I have a problem with apache. Somehow someone manages to make the page unreachable. I have to stop and restart the apache process in order to regain access to the webpage. What can I do to stop that guy making apache/webpage unreachable ?
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.3 Apache issue

Postby Sharley » 29. December 2011 17:23

You have 2 log files in the \xampp\apache\logs folder - error.log and access.log file.

Read them and see if you can see some sort of pattern.

Your post does not contain any details for anyone to offer any sort of solution.

Also could you please add your correct Windows OS in your profile so we know in future what we are dealing with - instructions and links in this announcement:
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.3 Apache issue

Postby Sharley » 31. December 2011 10:39

Thanks for adding your OS. 8)

Just to add to my first post, take a look in the XAMPP installation folder C:\xampp\webdav where you should only see 2 files:
index.html
webdav.txt


If you find more files than the above then chances are your server has been taken over and is being used as a zombie.

Let me know what you find.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.3 Apache issue

Postby junkman » 07. January 2012 16:26

I've deleted the webdav folder right after the installation so there's no webdav folder...

OK this becames annoying. Someone is still playing with the website ~x( I have a xat chat on the webpage and that person said "do you have any protection on the website? because I see you don't have" and in the next second the page was down.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.3 Apache issue

Postby Sharley » 08. January 2012 09:51

In the log files mentioned above try and locate the IP address of this joker and then use your firewall to ban his IP range - are you sure it is not someone you know playing these games?

XAMPP is not designed to be used from the Internet only from localhost as a development environment.

You are finding out the hard way about this XAMPP insecurity.

The readme_en.txt file in the xampp folder explains about the lack of security.

You should not use XAMPP but perhaps a more robust server like the free
Zend Server Community Edition

Good luck. :)
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