Linux – GET Request for /server-status every second


I'm using an Linux server running Apache and Plesk and in the access_log, I'm seeing the following every 1 second; - - [08/Sep/2014:14:20:06 +0000] "GET /server-status HTTP/1.1" 200 15843 "-" "ELinks/0.12pre5 (textmode; Linux; -)"

I was wondering if this is normal?

Best Answer

Having mod-status enabled allows you or your tooling one way of checking the performance of your webserver.

Possibly the calls are made from your monitoring solution?

If you don't have monitoring or accounting enabled that number of requests would not be normal, although since they originate from localhost they're most likely not malicious either.