I have thousands of "File does not exist" in the apache error logs. The strange thing is that the referer is my website and when you view the source code there is no URL request for /images.

What could be causing this?

[Sun Aug 28 03:15:31 2011] [error] [client] File does not exist: /var/www/oneclickrecruitment/public/jobs, referer: http://www.oneclickrecruitment.co.uk/jobs/construction-and-skilled-trades/electricians-and-part-qualified-electricians/
[Sun Aug 28 04:06:28 2011] [error] [client] File does not exist: /var/www/oneclickrecruitment/public/images, referer: http://www.oneclickrecruitment.co.uk/employers

The big problem here is that I have fail2ban setup with apache-noscript which means that innocent users are getting blocked for just viewing the website.

EDIT: I am still getting the above errors for every visit. Thus the reason for the bounty for helping me solve this problem please.

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName oneclickrecruitment.co.uk
    ServerAlias www.oneclickrecruitment.co.uk www.oneclickrecruitment.com www.1clickrecruitment.co.uk www.1clickrecruitment.com
    DocumentRoot /var/www/oneclickrecruitment/public

    ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/oneclickrecruitment-error.log
    LogLevel warn
    CustomLog /var/log/apache2/oneclickrecruitment-access.log combined

# Redirect for non existent subdomains
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAlias *.oneclickrecruitment.co.uk *.oneclickrecruitment.com *.1clickrecruitment.co.uk *.1clickrecruitment.com
    Redirect 301 / http://www.oneclickrecruitment.co.uk
  • What is the question here? If the files/folders don't exist you'll get these messages. Do they exist or not? – mailq Aug 29 '11 at 10:49
  • +1 on incomplete question, you need to give a bit more detail, do the directories exist? What are the links/redirects in your referrer to those directories? – lynxman Aug 29 '11 at 10:50
  • Does /var/www/oneclickrecruitment/public/images exist? – quanta Aug 29 '11 at 10:52
  • Sorry, no the files do not exist at: oneclickrecruitment.co.uk/images – John Magnolia Aug 29 '11 at 11:49
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    can you give us the output of ls -l /var/www/oneclickrecruitment/public? – toppledwagon Sep 1 '11 at 17:58

I was looking through some of your pages and came across a 404 that might be relevant.

It is in your HTML Header:

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/webapp/templates/default/images/apple-icon.png" />

I wonder if that is what is mapping to /var/www/oneclickrecruitment/public/images

I looked at the first page for the .../public/jobs error and I didn't see any errors for media in that directory. I'll try to keep looking for it.

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  • Did that fix both of the problems? or is the other one still outstanding? – pferate Sep 7 '11 at 19:42
  • Sadly not no and didn't even solved the error messages. Thanks tho – John Magnolia Sep 8 '11 at 9:27

You have two broken image links in your site code (for the urls you have given in the question) which are,



Could you correct these and check whether the issue still persist.

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Relative include for a resource? ie: "../images"

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