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I have been getting quite a few hits on my webservers for the resource /USH.HTML. I have never hosted this file, and do not know what it is.

Is this a type of robots.txt file or something specific to a certain CMS?

UPDATE

I found out the answer, and it is a similar Japanese website that has a domain very similar to ours, but with a hyphen in the name instead. I guess all the 404s are due to a typo on the referring link.

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A quick Google search didn't turn up anything for me. It might be a file that can be exploited or confirm to a hacker that a specific software package is installed and now that they know it is there they can try to exploit it. Just speculation, though. That's why this is a comment and not an answer. –  John Conde Sep 22 '10 at 20:35
    
+1 - That would have been my guess as well, John. –  Virtuosi Media Sep 22 '10 at 20:44

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Is it definitely a bot? Do you have a user-agent? And is there a referer [sic] header for those requests?

A Google search doesn't bring up anything remotely significant so I don't think it's related to robots.txt, nor anything like a bot polling for security flaws.

It is likely to be something simple like a mistyped link to your site - for example you have a page "usb.html" or "rush.html", or perhaps a site with a similar domain name has the page "ush.html".

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Yahoo, MSN, Baidu and a couple of unknowns from Japan have all tried to access it. The file has never existed and is not similar to any other filename or resource on the site. –  Talvi Watia Sep 23 '10 at 19:07
    
Then perhaps it's just someone fooling around, OR another site with a similar domain (@DisgruntledGoat) which has the page "ush.html". –  Jason Nov 15 '10 at 21:42

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