A client of mine running a wordpress powered website is getting a large number of errors in their server log files referring to 'magicfiles' - I have searched these forums and the errors are identical to those being reported in the following threads:
However none of these threads have a definitive explanation or solution as to the probable/possible cause of these errors.
Below is a copy of one of the log file errors (domain and IP removed)
[Mon Oct 18 17:09:46 2010] [error] [client xx.xx.xx.xx]
file -C -m magicfiles, referer: http://www.clientdomain.com/
[Mon Oct 18 17:09:46 2010] [error] [client xx.xx.xx.xx] Try `file --help' for more information., referer: http://www.clientdomain.com/
[Mon Oct 18 17:09:46 2010] [error] [client xx.xx.xx.xx] Usage: file [-bcikLhnNsvz] [-f namefile] [-F separator] [-m magicfiles] file..., referer: http://www.clientdomain.com/
Any help at all would be most appreciated. The referring page always seems to be the home page, and googling the error leads me to either the WordPress support threads, or talk about magic_quotes, php bugs and timthumbs but I am out of my depth there. The version of PHP being used is 5.2.11
Thanks in advance.