something somewhere on the interwebs is triggering several, massive, thousand requests a day for a file called this-file-does-not-exist.php to a K2, latest version blog hosted at mediatemple.
that file as his name clearly indicates did not exist.
Massive 404 errors, server nearly melting... I created a small file by that name to cool down the server. These requests are not going away and neither are another bunch o frequests for a "//posts.php" (the "//" is not a typo, at least not here)
Is there a plugin - or something, anything - that can trigger this ?
two changes I made at the time the errors started to fhow up in the log files are :
- install a now deactivased ajax plugin.
- putting adsense on some but not all of my posts
any clue ? any usual suspects ?
many thanks in advance!