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In my web log I see 5 hits (to the same web page) all about the same time but from different parts of the world:

180.247.114.192         /RelFinder?personId=17586 - From: null  2014-01-10 00:26:40.0   Opera/9.64(Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.1.1
202.118.236.130         /RelFinder?personId=7985 - From: null   2014-01-10 00:26:31.0   Opera/9.64(Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.1.1
200.161.80.111      /RelFinder?personId=17679 - From: null  2014-01-10 00:26:31.0   Opera/9.64(Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.1.1
186.222.83.170      /RelFinder?personId=17454 - From: null  2014-01-10 00:26:31.0   Opera/9.64(Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.1.1
119.110.81.210      /RelFinder?personId=16801 - From: null  2014-01-10 00:26:30.0   Opera/9.64(Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.1.1

Any idea why someone would do this? I've seen a couple other visits like this in the past but usually just 2 visits from two different sites at the same time.

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These hits are from a content spammer using multiple proxy IP addresses to hide their own IP address.

These attempts are often logged in honeypot projects by IP address and can be searched on there like I've done here.

You can also lookup IP addresses in proxy databases like I've done here.

A search for the path of the URL shows that it's part of a web application (without a captcha) used to search for people (do a search engine search on: RelFinder?personId=).

You can safely ignore these hits, however if they're bothersome to you then look into blocking them with a security module like ModSecurity, or create firewall rules to filter them out.

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@BLKaufman Anything more that you needed to know here? –  dan Jan 21 at 5:50
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