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My Apache error log has the same set of error messages regularly. The particular set of error messages total around 17 lines so I've used Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/UfG3vQtn

You will see there is only 3 types of error:

  1. Cannot get media type from 'x-mapp-php4'
  2. Cannot get media type from 'x-mapp-cgi'
  3. [pid=8878 euid=0 egid=99] suexec.cpp(317): setrlimit(2): 2 set to 4294967295/4294967295 (soft/hard) bytes

The server is a 1and1.co.uk Linux managed dedicated server. It runs plain CGI (no Fast CGI) and PHP 5. The 1and1 server support team are rather vague when answering questions so unfortunately I do not have any useful information from my host.

I've tried doing my own research. I came across the AddHandler Directive which may be some help if I used it in my root .htaccess file. But I am not sure if that will resolve the problem?

What do these errors mean and how can I resolve them?

  • Sounds like some sort of monitoring software. Check your crontab. – Jenny D May 2 '14 at 12:04
  • @JennyD actually looking through the whole log file (last 3 days) it is a little more random than every 5 minutes so I doubt it's a scheduled task? It seems to have only been every 5 minutes for the past 30 minutes or so. What do the errors mean? – henrywright May 2 '14 at 12:23

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