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Since I installed my server anew, I'm getting a lot of [error] statements in httpd-log, all of them pointing to some tar.gz-files. Usually these are some jar-files that are unpacked on the server but some are also static files (text or pictures).

[date..] [error] [client xyz] File does not exist: /var/www/html/db/js/jmol/JmolApplet0.jar.pack.gz
[date..] [error] [client xyz] File does not exist: /var/www/html/db/js/jmol/JmolApplet0_Popup.jar.pack.gz
[date..] [error] [client xyz] File does not exist: /var/www/html/db/cif/02514.cif.pack.gz

Can somebody explain me this behavior? What should I change in httpd-configuration? Googling for apache+"tar.gz"+error is not very helpful.

I'm using CentOS 5.8 with Apache 2.2.3

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Do you expect these files to exist? Or is someone randomly hitting your server asking for the files? –  becomingwisest Apr 3 '13 at 14:37
As I wrote un-gziped files are there. The server is used internally in our institute and this kind of questions with smth.gz.tar coming from a lot of hosts. As a referer is named main index.php page but I'm 100% sure that there is nothing in the code about tar.gz. That's why I thought about configuration problem. –  Kris_R Apr 3 '13 at 16:21
Do you have combined access logs turned on, and can you give the line s surrounding the request? –  becomingwisest Apr 4 '13 at 1:55
if you tell me how to turn on "combined logs" i'll do it. :-) –  Kris_R Apr 4 '13 at 8:50

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