Random websites appear in Nginx access.log
Hi, I’m new to running a website on a server. I have Nginx set up and was looking at the access.log file just to see what’s in it and the format of it. I can make sense of most of it but there are some lines, for example,
184.108.40.206 - - [16/Jan/2020:13:14:28 +0000] "GET http://wx.sina.com.cn/ HTTP/1.1" 200 612 "http://wx.sina.com.cn/" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/5.0)"
Usually the request is just the root directory (the website). What I don’t understand is that there is a whole website being requested which I don’t understand how they would quite do that from my server. The other thing is it returns a 200 and is sending them, in this case, 612 bytes.
If anyone could perhaps help me figure out what’s going on I would really appreciate it!
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