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when I checked my nginx access.log I detected some unknown entries.

Here is an example of such an entry: - - [14/Aug/2013:07:56:51 +0200] "GET HTTP/1.1" 302 160 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; SLCC2$ - - [14/Aug/2013:10:48:38 +0200] "GET HTTP/1.1" 302 160 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; SLCC2$

Also there are other Entries I do not know if I should worry about: - - [11/Aug/2013:09:33:58 +0200] "POST /%70%68%70%70%61%74%68/%70%68%70?%2D%64+%61%6C%6C%6F%77%5F%75%72%6C%5F%69%6E%63%6C%75%64%65%3D%6F%6E+%2D%64+%73%61%66%65%5F%6D%6F%64%65%3D%$

I am running nginx 1.4.1 with php5-fpm on Debian wheezy. As control panel I am using ISPConfig on Port 8080 (default).

What can I do?

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Hum, is your nginx configured as a proxy ? – mveroone Aug 14 '13 at 9:48
I have not configured it as an proxy. How can I check? – Blicc Aug 14 '13 at 9:49
You would see directives named "proxy_pass" or "proxy*" in your configuration file. here, those ip addresses are asking for an external websites to YOUR server, which is exactly how you would use a proxy. And nginx responded "302" which means "Moved temporarly". So he's effectively responding like a proxy would. If this server isn't a proxy, I don't know why this happens and your question is intresting. – mveroone Aug 14 '13 at 10:02
There is nothing like proxy in any of my configuration files, not in in /etc/nginx.conf and also not in /etc/nginx/sites-available. Can this be an issue because ISPConfig is listening on port 8080 which is normally used for proxies? – Blicc Aug 14 '13 at 10:10
You're being scanned for various security holes. Welcome to the Internet. – Michael Hampton Aug 14 '13 at 13:14

I would suggest you take a look at this Q&A :

You are asking more or less the same question.

As for the answer, apart from making sure your server is secure, there is not much you can do :)

I know this is quite an old entry but it is still valid. Because I cannot leave a comment, I am replying here

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