x.gif in Apache logs

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Published on 2010-03-08T20:16:27Z Indexed on 2010/03/08 20:21 UTC
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I manage a Django site where we host the media on a subdomain. There shouldn't be any requests for media to the main domain. However I keep seeing these requests for "x.gif" showing up in the access logs on the domain that's handled by WSGI (not the media domain).

Can anyone explain what this is?

X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:00 -1000] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 3724
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:10 -1000] "GET /x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:10 -1000] "GET /x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:10 -1000] "GET /x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:10 -1000] "GET /x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:51 -1000] "GET /x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:52 -1000] "GET /x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:52 -1000] "GET /x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:52 -1000] "GET /x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:56 -1000] "GET /contact/ HTTP/1.1" 200 7196
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:58 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:04:58 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:00 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:00 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:00 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:00 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:01 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:01 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:01 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:01 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:02 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:02 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:02 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:02 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:03 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:03 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:03 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:04 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:04 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:04 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:04 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:05 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:05 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:05 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:05 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:06 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:06 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:06 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653
X.X.X.X - - [08/Mar/2010:10:05:06 -1000] "GET /contact/x.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 2653

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