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|Indymedia server seizure update
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:49 pm
Indymedia Server Takedown
The unsealed documents confirm that the U.S. government served on Rackspace Managed Hosting a Commissioner's Subpoena issued pursuant to an April 2004 request from the Bologna (Italy) Public Prosecutor's Office. The Commissioner's Subpoena was seeking "log files in relation to the creation and updating of the web spaces corresponding to" particular URLs on the Indymedia servers.
For those that might not know what a log file is:
What are log files?
Raw log files are files that contain information about website visitor activity. Log files are created by web servers automatically. Each time a visitor requests any file (page, image, etc.) from the site information on his request is appended to a current log file. Most log files have text format and each log entry (hit) is saved as a line of text.
Here is a sample of log entry in Apache Combined format:
126.96.36.199 - - [15/May/2002:19:21:49 -0400] "GET /features.htm HTTP/1.1" 200 9955 "http://www.weblogexpert.com/download.htm" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)"