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I am getting this error:

File does not exist: /var/www/user/home/user/public_html/cgi-sys

I have only .html files in the document root. Can anyone tell why I am getting this error?

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    What are you doing when you get this error? Is it in your logs? We need more information so we can help you. Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 13:32
  • yes got this one line from the logs. Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 7:29
  • i have created a website all the paths and documentroot are correct .document root is /var/www/user/home/user/public_html and have.html file Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 7:31
  • Whatever you add to your domain as URI that does not exist will appear in your logs, this is no problem and happens a lot (bots, spiders, crawlers, hackers), just give it a try and add your name like www.yoursite.com/pankajsharma. You'll get a "File does not exist" message.
    – initall
    Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 9:42

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It's a script kiddie looking for exploits. You can get some fun at him

Redirect rules for .htaccess

redirect /cgi-sys http://get.a.life
redirect /cgi-bin http://get.a.life
redirect /scripts http://get.a.life
redirect /MSADC http://get.a.life
redirect /c http://get.a.life
redirect /d http://get.a.life
redirect /_mem_bin http://get.a.life
redirect /msadc http://get.a.life
redirect /MSOffice http://get.a.life
redirect /_vti_bin http://get.a.life
redirectMatch (.*)\cmd.exe$ http://get.a.life$1
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I would search your source code for cgi-sys maybe something is linking to that folder? Otherwise contact your hosting provider and ask them why that log entry is appearing. You can also try to access the cgi-sys folder from your browser and see if it generates that error. Maybe it's a bot scanning your site.

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