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I get a whole bunch of these errors, but with different ad id:s in the end. The one below has ad id "Bmw_m3_brand_new_2939822"

[Fri Oct 29 22:57:37 2010] [error] [client 111.111.11.11] File does not exist: /var/www/annons, referer: http://www.domain.se/annons/Bmw_m3_brand_new_2939822

Everything works fine on the website. But I still get a whole lot of errors in the error.log file of apache2.

Anybody know anything about this?

I have a rewrite rule in my .htaccess FYI. And it is ok, without errors, I am sure. So I wonder, what is causing all these errors in the log file?

Thanks

EDIT:

The IPS of the clients in the errors seem to come from valid Internet Providers. Even my Own IP adress is located in the errors list, though I haven't received any 404 or errors when visiting the pages.

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That's standard referrer spam.

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Are you sure? Sites only been up a month. Care to explain more in detail? –  Anonymous12345 Oct 30 '10 at 9:35
    
Is your site linked anywhere? Can they be found by some search engines? If you answered yes to one or both of the questions, this is normal referrer spam. –  joschi Oct 30 '10 at 9:49
    
The IP:S seem to come from valid Internet Providers here in Sweden. Still think it is spam? Btw, if so, how can I prevent it? Im kindof new to servers, and I have my own Virtual Private Server. –  Anonymous12345 Oct 30 '10 at 9:50
    
You can't really pro-actively prevent that kind of spam. You can only react to it by blocking the offending clients (e. g. by their IP addresses or by filtering the HTTP referrer value). –  joschi Oct 30 '10 at 10:38
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It maybe hackers attack, investigate IPs.

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I don't think there's any reason to believe that. –  Mathias Lykkegaard Lorenzen Jul 22 '13 at 7:03
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